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Published: Tuesday May 25, 2010 MYT 3:59:00 PM
Father who raped daughter gets 20 years jail term
By DESIREE TRESA GASPER
JOHOR BARU: A father who raped his daughter since she was five years old was sentenced to 20 years jail and six strokes of the cane after an appeal was made on his previous sentence.
Mohd Yani Che Den, 42, was initially sentenced to 12 years jail and three strokes of the cane late last year when his case was mentioned at a Sessions court here.
He was initially charged for the offence which occurred at around 5.30pm at his home in Taman Sri Pandan here on April 25, 2007.
DPP Farah Ezlin Yusop Khan, who prosecuted the case, argued that the sentence should be increased as the victim was traumatised as she had been molested and raped her since she was five years old.
"The victim was 16 when the actions of her father were finally brought to light and reports from her school counsellor proved that she was in severe trauma," said DPP Farah Ezlin.
"Mohd Yani was also the father of the victim and, instead of protecting her, he had molested and raped," she said adding that due punishment should be given to Mohd Yani.
Mohd Yani then stated that he was sorry for his actions and that he would not repeat his actions.
High court judge Rosilah Yop then sentenced Mohd Yani to the maximum sentence of 20 years jail and six strokes of the cane for his offence under Section 376B of the Penal Code.