A trainee teacher has been charged at the Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court today with allegedly sodomising a Standard Six pupil.
Mohamad Harman Faiz Hassin, 26, from Kota Baru, Kelantan, claimed trial to the charge under Section 377C of the Penal Code.
According to Sinar Harian, the charge sheet stated that the accused sodomised the 12-year-old student in a room at the Teachers Training Institute hostel at about 1pm on Sept 17 last year.
If convicted, he faces a jail term not exceeding 20 years and whipping.
The court fixed April 29 for re-mention and the accused was allowed bail at RM10,000.
On the day of the incident, the accused had reportedly gone to the victim's house in the morning and sought permission from the parents for the pupil to accompany him to Jerteh to pay bills.
After paying the bills, the accused allegedly took the victim to his hostel. Upon entering the room, he had told the pupil to play with his computer.
When the pupil was on the computer, the accused had allegedly approached the pupil and sodomised the latter.
Terrified, the pupil cried and forced the accused to send the victim back home where the latter related the incident to parents due to suffering from excruciating pain in the anus.