Man charged for sexually abusing 12-yr-old boy

Fadley Faisal

A local man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court last Thursday of sexually abusing a
12-year-old boy.

No plea was taken by the 39-year-old defendant whose identity is withheld, as he is the guardian of the victim.

The defendant is alleged to have performed a sexual act while watching pornographic videos in the victim’s presence, at a house sometime in 2020.

Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu ordered the defendant to be further remanded, to give way to the police to complete the investigation. The case was adjourned to January 28.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri binti Kiprawi’s charge carries the penalty of a BND20,000 fine, 10 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane.