Man jailed 80 years for raping niece, 9

 A man who sexually abused his niece for six years was sentenced to 80 years’ jail and given 20 strokes of cane.

Yohanes Kopong, 40, pleaded guilty to six counts of charges.

He committed the offences from 2009  -when his niece was just nine years old.

The victim, now 14, is currently seven months pregnant with his child, Malaysian newspaper The Star reported.

Judge Egusra sentenced the Indonesian man to eight years’ imprisonment and 10 strokes of the rotan for the first count, 10 years (second count), 12 years (third count), 14 years (fourth count), 16 years (fifth count), and 20 years plus 10 strokes of the cane for the last count.

His sentence was to run concurrently.

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Court documents said Yohanes is the brother of the victim’s father.

He was unemployed when he went to live with the victim's family in Sabah, Malaysia, and was responsible for taking care of the victim and her siblings.

However, he started molesting her when her parents were working and later raped her several times between 2011 and this year.

He forced her to perform oral sex on him, made her consume drug-laced drinks and watch pornographic videos with him before raping her.

He continued to live with the family after getting a job as a labourer and had threatened to kill her and her family if she ever told anyone or refused to have sex with him.

The incident came to light on Aug 29 when the teenager’s mother became aware of her bodily changes. 

They lodged a police report on Sept 3.

Source: Star Online

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