The court complex in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

A 32-year-old Indonesian man from Sarawak, Malaysia, was sentenced to a total of 100 years in jail and 50 strokes of the cane for raping his eldest daughter, starting in 2015 when she was only nine-years-old.

On March 11 at two sessions courts in Kuching, the man who was not named pleaded guilty to all five charges of committing incest rape, contrary to Section 376B of the Penal Code, the China Press reported.

The judges sentenced him to 20 years in jail and 10 strokes of the cane for each of the charges, which would also be run concurrently starting from the date of his arrest.

The courts heard that the man raped his biological daughter at their house in a village in Bau, Kuching, on five occasions in March 2015, June 2016, June 2018, with the two raped happening on February 20, 2019, at about 10:30 pm and again on March 3, 2019, at about 3 pm.

The incest came to light on March 4, 2019, when a medical officer in Bau lodged a report to the local police when the 13-year-old victim was brought to the clinic for medical treatment for a fever.

She told the doctor she had been sexually assaulted by her father without the knowledge of her mother. It was alleged that the father took advantage of the girl whenever there was nobody else at home.

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