Man jailed after following court order to marry his 12-year-old rape victimBy Mason White 3:55 AM February 4, 2014
|Man in jail illustration|
By: Hydar Tomar
A man is behind bars after he married his 12-year-old rape victim, prosecutors in Malaysia said.
A Sabah court has sentenced the man on Sunday, to 12 years in prison for raping the little girl, whom he later married following a court order.
Restaurant manager Riduan Masmud, 41, was found guilty of raping the girl.
The father of four was charged with rape shortly after the attack, but a lower court ordered him to marry the girl instead of facing punishment.
“The higher court ruled that although the marriage is still valid, he is guilty of rape,” prosecutors said after the ruling.
Riduan was also sentenced to a fine and to two strokes with a cane.
Riduan is also facing bribery charges after paying the girl’s father to allow him to marry his daughter.
Riduan is married to another wife with whom he has three children.