A former soldier was sentenced to a total of 18 months in jail and 15 strokes of the cane by the Johor Bahru Sessions Court today for incest and sodomizing his daughter.
Judge Jailani Rahman sentenced the man to 18 years jail and 10 strokes of the cane for incest and six years and five strokes of the cane after finding him guilty on both charges.
He was ordered to serve the jail sentences concurrently from today.
On the first count, the ex-soldier, who has four children, was charged with having sexual intercourse with the girl without her consent at his rented house in Taman Pelangi Indah, Johor Bahru, at 2am on March 15, 2016.
The man, then aged 44, had threatened the girl, who was then 17-years-old, by pointing a samurai sword at her neck, so that she would not fight back.
The charge, under Section 376B of the Penal Code, provides a maximum imprisonment for 30 years and also liable to whipping, upon conviction.
On the second count, he was charged under Section 377C of the Penal Code with sodomizing the girl, who is an epileptic.
The man appealed for a stay of the sentence and was allowed bail of RM12,000.
Deputy public prosecutor Siti Asmah Zainal Ariffin prosecuted.