Wednesday February 6, 2013
115 years for ‘Rambo Bentong’
By SIMON KHOO
RAUB: Sex fiend “Rambo Bentong” has been jailed 115 years after pleading guilty to four counts of rape and one of committing unnatural sex.
Rabidin Satir, 42, from Tambunan, Sabah, who was given the nickname because of his choice of the Rambo knife as a weapon, was also sentenced to 50 lashes by the Raub Sessions Court here yesterday.
Sessions judge Murtazadi Amran said Rabidin had committed inhumane acts against minors.
He sentenced him to 25 years in jail for each count of rape and 10 strokes of the rotan and another 15 years and 10 strokes of the rotan for committing unnatural sex,
He also ordered the jail term to run consecutively from the date of arrest, which was on Nov 14 last year.
In mitigation, Rabidin who was unrepresented, said he apologised for his actions.
“At the time, I was in a state of hallucination and drunk. I beg for forgiveness and plead for a lighter sentence.”
In pressing for a maximum sentence, DPP Atiqah Liyana Shahrir said the heinous acts of the accused had put fear in society.
On Jan 31, the accused had pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
He had raped a 17-year-old girl at a house in Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Bentong between 1am and 3am on June 21, 2010, and raped an eight-year-old girl at a riverside behind a house in Ketari, Bentong, between 12.30am and 1.30am on April 29, 2011.
Two other charges were for raping and sodomising a 16-year-old girl at a house in Ketari, Bentong, between 1am and 2.30am on Oct 12, 2011.
When he was first charged on Dec 13 last year, Rabidin had pleaded guilty to raping a nine-year-old girl in Taman Sri Marong, Bentong, between 2am and 3am on July 9, 2009.
On Nov 14 last year, three off-duty police personnel nabbed Rabidin when they spotted him using binoculars to stake out houses in Taman Hussein near a hillside of a secondary forest in Bentong.
Rabidin attacked one of the policemen with a Rambo knife, leaving a gash and an 8cm-deep stab wound on the cop’s neck.
Later, in the same court, the accused was also charged with attempted murder of the policeman while trying to evade arrest.
He pleaded guilty for that offence for which the sentencing has been set for March 21.