| Fadley Faisal |
A 49-YEAR-OLD appeared before the High Court yesterday to face a charge of rape of a minor.
Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong allowed DPP Hajah Rozaimah Haji Abd Rahman’s application to give time for the defendant to find a lawyer before he enters his plea.
The defendant, who is to be kept anonymous as the case involves a minor, is out on a bail of $10,000 or in two local sureties.
On the first count, the defendant is alleged to have raped the 15-year-old girl in a bedroom at their family home in Kuala Belait on or about November 23, 2014.
On the second count, the defendant allegedly raped the same girl at the same place on June 26, 2014.
On the third count, he allegedly threatened the girl on November 23 by pointing a knife to her face and telling her not to tell anyone about the alleged rape.
The relationship between the defendant and victim remains unknown.