Monday, October 15, 2012

Article #7 Despatch rider jailed 50 years for raping teenager

Published: Wednesday October 10, 2012

PETALING JAYA: A despatch rider who impersonated a policeman when he raped a 15-year-old girl was jailed 50 years and given 18 strokes of the cane.

Mohd Nazrin Mustafa, 21, was found guilty on two counts of raping the teenager in some bushes near Kampung Sungai Bakau, Gombak on April 3 last year.

Ampang Sessions judge Roszianawati Ahmad said Mohd Nazrin was "cruel, having stopped the victim while pretending to be a policeman and took her to a secluded area then raped her repeatedly."

"You called your friends to come and watch the rape and coerced the victim into stripping.

"She begged you not to hurt her, a mere teen at your mercy, and you still raped her twice," said judge Roszianawati.

The judge said she believed the victim's testimony, adding the that the chemical analysis and rape test proved the victim's claims.

"You (Mohd Nazrin) claimed that upon seeing the victim naked, you masturbated on her, but that doesn't explain why your semen was found inside the victim," said Roszianawati.

"Given all these factors, I find you guilty of both charges," she said.

The judge ruled that a deterrent sentence was necessary to reflect the hatred towards such crime. She also denied the defence's request for a good behaviour bond.

She sentenced Mohd Nazrin to 25 years and eight strokes for the first charge and 25 years and 10 strokes for the second.

The sentences are to run concurrently, meaning Mohd Nazrin would serve 25 years jail.

Counsel Mohd Yusoff Ag Lah's request for a stay of sentencing, pending an appeal was denied by the court citing lack of special circumstances.

Mohd Yusoff told the court that it was his client's first offence and was a sole breadwinner with two children.

DPP Noor Fadzlin Abd Zawawi objected to the request for a bond, saying that while Mohd Nazrin was only 20 years-old when the offence was committed, he should be more responsible as he had a family.

She said the victim gave an impact statement from behind a screen (as she is a minor), telling the court how the incident deeply traumatized her.

"I've halted my studies, being to embarrassed to go to school. All my dreams are ruined," she said.

The judge repeatedly asked if the girl, who was sobbing uncontrollably, if she was able to continue.

Her family, who attended the proceedings, was also seen on the verge of tears.

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What   : Despatch rider jailed for 50 years
Who    : A despatch rider
When  :  -
Where : Petaling Jaya
Why    : He raped a 15-year-old girl
How    :  -