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    Foreigner charged with sexual assault of five-year-old

    |     Fadley Faisal     |

    A FOREIGN national was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for outraging the modesty of a five-year-old girl.

    No plea was taken from Shahban Alam, 30, who required the assistance of a Hindi interpreter.

    DPP Atiyyah binti Abas accused the defendant of sexually assaulting the child at a tailor’s shop at 9.30pm on January 3.

    The charge carries the maximum penalty of five years in prison and a caning.

    Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim adjourned the case to January 9.

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