Three more charges levelled in outraging modesty case

Fadley Faisal

Prosecutors yesterday levelled three more outraging modesty charges against a 58-year-old local man, totalling to four.

Haji Jamaluddin bin Haji Md Yassin initially faced one count under Section 354B of the Penal Code of allegedly outraging the modesty of a minor boy inside a vehicle sometime last January.

Yesterday, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Hafizah binti Ahmad added the charges before Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid, all alleging the defendant of outraging the modesty of the same victim.

Allegations further has it that sometime in 2019, inside a bedroom of a house on Jalan Badas, the defendant outraged the modesty of the victim.

It is further alleged that the defendant had outraged the modesty of the minor in 2016.

The charges each carry penalties of three to 10 years’ jail with whipping.

The prosecution applied for the case to be remitted to the Intermediate Court and was granted by the court yesterday.

Defence counsel Ahmad Zakaria bin Mohammad is representing the defendant.