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.