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Sexual assault on nephew: Uncle gets jail, whipping

The Intermediate Court recently sentenced a local man to nine years and six months in jail, accompanied by four whippings, following his conviction for the sexual assault and sodomy of his young nephew.

During arraignment, the defendant, whose name is typically withheld in cases of such nature involving familial ties, claimed trial to the charges brought forward by Deputy Public Prosecutor Raihan Nabilah Ahmad Ghazali.

The charges included the alleged sexual assault of his 14-year-old nephew on two counts and one count of sodomy. These incidents were reported to have occurred at a flat in the Brunei Muara district between February and April 2022.

Judge Pengiran Masni Pengiran Haji Bahar found the prosecution’s evidence to have satisfied the court beyond reasonable doubt and later convicted the defendant and handed the sentence on November 13.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin