Car Washer Jailed For Molesting Girl

Last update: 13/10/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- A car washer of Indian nationality was sentenced to two years' jail and two strokes of the cane by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today for using criminal force on a young girl with intent to outrage her modesty.

Magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali handed down the sentence on S. Panneerselvam, 36, after finding him guilty of the charge at the end of the defence case.

Panneerselvam was charged with committing the offence on the girl, aged 12 years and five months, by the road side near a 99 Speed Mart at Taman Ukay Perdana here at 9.20 pm on Aug 16 last year.

The charge, under Section 354 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 10 years, or with fine, or with whipping, or any two of the punishments, upon conviction.

However, the court allowed a stay of the sentence following an application by lawyer Narainasami SM Alagu, representing Pannerselvam, pending an appeal at the High Court.....