Sabah security guard gets 9 years' jail for making sexual advances on girl

FARDY BUNGGA

KOTA KINABALU: A security guard who made sexual advances towards an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to nine years in prison and a stroke of the cane by the sessions court here, today.

Abu Hurairah Eddie, 28, pleaded guilty to the offence framed under Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act before judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad.

The judge also ordered Abu to undergo counselling rehabilitation while serving his jail term.

Abu is also required to be placed under police supervision and to report himself every month at the Kunak Police Headquarters for one year after serving his jail sentence.

The man from Kunak was accused of kissing the girl on the cheek at a government department security guard post in Putatan on July 13 this year.

According to the facts of the case, the girl was walking alone when the security guard called her over and asked here who her father was.

The guard then forced her into a toilet and ordered the girl to remain quiet. He then said that he would offer her money.

However, the girl managed to escape and rushed to her house, where she told her mother about the incident.

The family lodged a police report and the guard was immediately arrested.

Deputy public prosecutor Rustam Sanip conducted the prosecution, while the accused was unrepresented. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd