Saturday February 9, 2013
Judge doubles sentence of child molester
SHAH ALAM: A 62-year-old retiree had his sentence for sexual offences involving two underaged sisters enhanced to 20 years after the High Court here dismissed his appeal.
Justice Nurchaya Arshad meted out the maximum sentence to Mohd Radzi who was found guilty on two counts of inserting his finger into the private parts of the sisters – aged five and seven – at a house in Kg Nakhoda Kanan in Batu Caves between April 14 and May 26, 2008.
Mohd Radzi was sentenced by a Sessions Court on Feb 14, 2011, to 10 years in jail for each of the two counts. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently.
He then appealed against his conviction and sentence.
Yesterday, Justice Nurchaya said the lower court had not erred in its decision and rejected the appeal.
She then amended the sentences to run consecutively, making it a total of 20 years.
It was testified in court that the five-year-old sister complained of pain in her private parts to her mother, who thought her daughter sustained the pain from riding a bicycle.
The girl again complained of the pain when she tried to pee.
Her seven-year-old sister later told their mother that the accused, who is the husband of their nanny, inserted his finger inside her private parts.
A medical examination confirmed old hymen tears on both victims.