Wednesday February 20, 2013
Guard jailed for sexually abusing five-year-old
By QISHIN TARIQ
AMPANG: A mother told the Sessions Court she was terrified of leaving her child with caretakers after her babysitter’s husband forced himself on her daughter.
She said this in her victim impact statement (VIS) in the sentencing of security guard Adleen Che Ibrahim, 28, who was found guilty of putting his private parts in the victim’s mouth at his home in Pandan Perdana on Aug 15, 2011.
He was charged under Section 377 (C) of the Penal Code for committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature without consent.
The mother said her child, who was five years old then, had become an introvert and was afraid to go to school. She said her daughter also had nightmares.
“I take leave whenever I have to look after 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.
DPP Nadiah Malek Fauzie urged for a heavy sentence, considering the mother’s VIS and the fact that a minor was assaulted.
Judge Manira Mohd Nor said the victim’s detailed testimony of the incident, even drawing the accused’s privates, had convinced her that she went through the ordeal.
“How could a six-year-old (at the time of trial) girl draw the man’s privates and graphically describe the incident, if she did not experience it?” she asked.
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’ jail, saying he should not have abused the trust of a child in his care.