Local man convicted of outraging modesty

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday convicted a local man, after a trial on the charge of outraging the modesty of a young girl.

Haji Ismail bin Haji Ibrahim, 57, was proven to have made sexual gestures while lifting the victim from behind.

According to Prosecutor Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula, the offence occurred at the defendant’s house sometime in July 2017, when the victim and her friends visited for Hari Raya.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman believed the victim’s testimony, while disbelieving the defendant’s claim that he had lifted the victim as a joke and out of curiosity about her weight.

The court adjourned the case to hear the defendant’s mitigations today.