A senior Malaysian police officer was on Wednesday sentenced to 100 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane for raping a 13-year-old girl four times and sodomising her once in a hotel. 54-year-old Deputy Superintendent Rohaizat Abdul Ani, a former anti-vice officer, was found guilty of four charges of rape and one of sodomy between February and May 2012.
Sessions court judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad slapped the maximum 20 years jail for each of the charge. Deputy Public Prosecutor Azeezi Nordin told the court in Kota Kinabalu, capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island, that the accused in his capacity as a senior police officer was duty bound to act as a guardian to the public and not prey on them instead.
Azeezi had argued that the victim was only 13 years old at the time of the rape and sodomy which she endured at the hands of a man which he described as “a total manipulation of an adult against a child.” “The repetitious act of the accused in three months starting from February showed that the accused never considered the victim’s age, emotions and consequences of his action,” Azeezi was quoted as saying in local media.