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October 05, 2017 19:02 PM

Datuk Pleaded Not Guilty To Raping A Minor

MIRI, Oct 15 (Bernama) --An 82-year-old prominent businessman in the oil and gas industry here has pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court totwo charges of raping an underage girl in two separate locations in Miri City.

For the first offenceDatuk Ibrahim Ahmad DarveshMohd Deen or better known as IbrahimDin was accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in a room at a budget hotel located atTamanJade Manis here on Aug 31, 2017 at 12.40 am.

He was charged under section 376 (2)(D) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of 30 years and whipping upon conviction.

For the second offence, the accused was accusedof raping the same victim in a room at a budget hotel in Jalan Masjidhere on Sept 11, 2017 at 8 pm.

The accused was charged under section 376(1) of the same code that provides an imprisonment up to 20 years and whipping upon conviction.

The accused appeared calm when the two charges were read beforeSessionCourt judge Steve Ritikos.

Ritikosthenfixed Oct 19 as case managementwhile March 5 to 9 next year for the trial of the case.

Healso allowed the accused to be released on RM15,000 bail with two local sureties.

Deputy public prosecutor Wan MohdIzzat Wan Abdullahappeared for the prosecution while the accused was represented by counsel Ranbir Singh.



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