The Intermediate Court yesterday acquitted a local man of abusing a person under the age of 18, seeing that the victim was willing to compound the case.
Haji Mohd Yusrin bin Haji Halimi, 38, was charged under Section 3232 of the Penal Code with committing the assaults by pinching the victim’s body parts and by repeatedly plucking his nose hair using a pair of pliers, sometime between January and November 2016.
The charges were pressed by Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Hafizah binti Ahmad against the defendant, who had the victim under his care.
When the victim agreed to compound the charges under Section 323 of the Penal Code, Judge Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar acquitted the accused of both charges.
The accused was represented by Defence Counsel Haji Daud Ismail.