KUALA LUMPUR: A 22-year-old welder was charged at the Sessions Court here today with raping an underage girl last year.
Chin Wen Jun pleaded not guilty when the charge was read by translator before judge M. Kunasundary here today.
He was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at a house in Cheras between 12am and 5am on June 17.
The offence, under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code, carries a maximum 20 years jail term and whipping, upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Liyana Zawani Mohd Radzi prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.
The court did not offer bail to the accused and fixed May 16 for mention.