Monday September 10, 2012
Teen to be charged with incest
By SIMON KHOO
JERANTUT: The teenage son of an opposition politician here is expected to be charged with committing incest this week.
Pahang CID chief Senior Asst Comm T. Narenasagaran said police had received a report on the DNA analysis several days ago which revealed that a 14-year-old suspect was the father of a baby girl delivered by a 15-year-old girl last month.
“We have submitted our investigation papers to the Attorney-General chambers to charge the teenager under Section 376 (3) of the Penal Code.
“We are still awaiting a final decision and would summon the suspect to a juvenile court in Temerloh soon,” he said when contacted.
The offence carries a jail term of up to 30 years and at least 10 strokes of the rotan, upon conviction.
However, due to the suspect’s age and should he plead guilty, he would likely be ordered to serve time at a children’s rehabilitation institution.
Last month, Jerantut police detained a 59-year-old man and his son for suspected incest after the 15-year-old girl delivered a baby girl in Kajang.
Upon questioning, the girl claimed that the father of her baby was a family member.
A report was lodged before police picked up both the 59-year politician and his son to assist in investigations.
They were later released on police bail after having their statements recorded and pending the outcome of the DNA report.
The victim has now been placed at a child protection home in Cheras.