| Fadley Faisal |
A 38-YEAR-OLD Bruneian man who had pleaded guilty to raping his 14-year-old niece was sentenced by the High Court yesterday to eight years’ jail with eight strokes of the cane.
During his guilty plea on September 3, the defendant said he had nothing in mitigation as he accepted whatever the consequences of his actions.
DPP Pengiran Suzana Pengiran Abas tendered facts of the case in court.
In the guise of warding off evil spirits, the defendant had sexual intercourse with the victim on August 31.
Later in the evening, he surrendered himself at the Lamunin Police Station. The same day, the victim’s mother also lodged a police at the same police station.