Wednesday February 27, 2013
Rape victim unsure over traces of semen
By JOSEPHINE JALLEH
BUTTERWORTH: A rape victim told a Sessions Court that she was unaware of traces of semen of two unknown men on her panties before she was arrested by police.
Asked during cross-examination if she had had sex with other men before she was detained for not having her passport and why there was semen on her underwear, the woman said she did not know.
The 26-year-old former factory worker, from Jawa Tengah in Indonesia, was testifying in the trial of three policemen who were charged with raping her and forcing her to perform unnatural sex.
Konst Syahiran Romli, 22, Kpl Nik Sin Mat Lazin, 34, and Konst Remmy Anak Dana, 26, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence in Room 4 of the Prai police station barracks on Nov 9 last year.
They were charged under Section 376 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum 20-year jail term and whipping.
The accused are on a RM25,000 bail each.
The woman, who is married with a child, also denied during cross-examination by Syahiran’s counsel R.S.N. Rayer that she was brought by her taxi driver boyfriend to several pubs in Prai to work as a guest relations officer.
Asked if she had left out details in her police report about her boyfriend, known only as Tan, offering RM100 to the policemen who stopped the car she and Tan were travelling in, the victim said she did not leave it out on purpose as she was under stress when she lodged the report.
She also said that the policeman at the police station, whom she did not identify in court, had offered her sex.
She denied that she had agreed to “entertain” the accused so that she would be released, adding that she was forced to do it.
Sessions judge Meor Sulaiman Ahmad Tarmizi postponed hearing to April 29 after the victim complained of dizziness.