Visually-impaired man jailed 18 years for committing incest

A visually-impaired man was jailed 18 years and ordered to be whipped 10 times by the Sessions Court yesterday for
committing incest with his 18-year-old daughter.

According to the facts of the case, the 47-year-old father, a masseur committed the offence at their house in Jalan Dang Wangi between 2007 and June 24, 2011.

During mitigation, the man, who was unrepresented, asked for a lenient sentence telling the court that he had to support two wives who were similarly visually-impaired and eight daughters, aged between six months and 22
years.

“Before you pronounce the sentence on me, I wish to say sorry to my wives and children and my whole family,” he said, while sobbing and knocking his head against the dock in expressing remorse and admitting that he had committed
a grave offence.

Nevertheless, Deputy Public Prosecutor S. Maline Anne asked the court to impose a deterrent sentence saying if he had been a responsible father, he would not do such a hideous thing towards his own child, who was now 30 weeks’
pregnant as a result.

Judge Emelia Kaswati Mohd Khalid ordered his sentence to run from the date of his arrest last Thursday.

– Bernama