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Rape offender’s appeal backfires when court sees records

An appeal made by a local to overturn his conviction and have his sentence revised backfired when the Court of Appeal finds aggravating factors in the case.

The 56-year-old man’s appeal against his 25-year-and-six-months’ jail sentence was instead increased to 30 years.

The appellate court decided that the man who poses danger to women across all age range deserves the increased jail term as he had victimised his nine-year-old grandniece in the sanctity of their own family home and that he holds previous convictions in sexual offences which date back to the 80’s.

 More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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