Tuesday October 9, 2012
Salesman claims trial to raping, robbing job seekers
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: A salesman was charged with three counts of raping and committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature without consent with two women and two counts of robbing them after luring his victims to a hotel for “job interviews”.
Chai Ruong Huei, 29, claimed trial to the five charges, which were read in Mandarin before Sessions Court Judge Emelia Kaswati Mohd Khalid yesterday.
The judge consented to DPP Ooi Chean Ling’s application not to impose bail against Chai and set Nov 9 for mention pending appointment of a lawyer.
Chai was charged with raping a 21-year-old woman at a room in MyHome Hotel Sdn Bhd off Jalan Klang, Setapak, at about 11.40am on Sept 15.
He was charged under Section 376 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum 20 years’ jail and whipping, if convicted.
Chai was also accused of committing oral sex without her consent at the same hotel at about 11.35am the following day.
He was charged under Section 377C of the same Act which provides a maximum 20 years’ imprisonment and whipping upon conviction.
Chai faces a third charge of robbing the woman of her Apple iPad and a Nokia handphone at the same place and time.
He was also accused of raping a 19-year-old girl at a room in the Royal Bintang Hotel in Jalan Bukit Bintang here at about 1.15pm on Oct 25, 2010.
Chai had allegedly robbed the teenager of RM500 and a Sony Ericsson handphone at the same place and time.
It was reported on Sept 26 that a serial rapist had lured his victims by offering them lucrative salaries.
His activities came to light when police received reports from two victims who claimed they were raped and robbed during the “job interviews”.
Apparently, he would request the women attend the “interview” for a sales promoter job advertised through a website.