Published: Tuesday February 19, 2013 MYT 6:14:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday February 19, 2013 MYT 6:19:50 PM
Security guard gets eight years’ jail for sexually abusing five-year-old girl
By QISHIN TARIQ
AMPANG: A security guard was sentence by a Session Court here on Tuesday to eight years prison for forcing unnatural sex on a child, who was then in the care of his wife who was babysitting the five-year-old girl.
Adleen Che Ibrahim, 28, was found guilty of forcing the child to perform oral sex on him while in a bathroom of his home in Pandan Perdana on August 15, 2011.
The child's mother, during her Victim Impact Statement (VIS), said her child had become an introvert after the traumatic incident and was even afraid to go to school.
She added that the child suffered from nightmares and was unwell for a while, after the incident.
"I've had to take leave to take care of my child when family members can't.
“I now have a phobia of sending her to babysitters, especially those with men in the family," she said.
Adleen was seen wringing his fingers and looking away from the victim's mother while she gave her statement.
DPP Nadiah Malek Fauzie urged for a heavy sentence, considering the mother's VIS and the fact a minor was assaulted.
In the course of the trial, the prosecution adduced nine witnesses, while the defence called on three witnesses.
Judge Manira Mohd Nor found that the victim's detailed testimony of the incident, even drawing the accused's privates, had convinced her that the victim had indeed experienced the ordeal.
"How could a six-year-old (at time of trial) girl draw the man's privates and graphically describe the incident, if she did not experience it," said judge Manira.
In her grounds of judgement, she ruled that the defence's testimony was bare denial, saying the child had accused Adleen as she disliked him and felt he was strict with her.
Judge Manira noted that, as the husband of the victim's babysitter, Adleen had ample opportunity and access to the victim.
She sentenced him to eight years in prison, saying as an adult he should have known better than to abuse the trust of a child in his care.
Counsel P. Suthes said she would be appealing against the decision, on grounds of insufficient medical evidence in the prosecution's case.