A PRIVATE Al-Quran tutor was sentenced to six years and six months’ imprisonment plus five strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty last month in the Intermediate Court to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and her maid. The Indonesian defendant identified as Abdul Aziz, 49, made moves of a sexual nature on his 13-year-old student at her house in Kuala Belait between May and October 2018. A third charge states he outraged the modesty of the victim’s 28-year-old Indonesian housemaid when he came to teach at the Kuala Belait house between May and October 2018. DPP Nor Hafizah Ahmad informed the court that the defendant’s acts were discovered when the teen eventually told her mother about the incidences, prompting the maid to do the same.
A police report was lodged the same day, leading to the defendant’s arrest.
Judge Pengiran Hajah Norismayanti binti Pengiran Haji Ismail on handing sentence noted the defendant’s instant guilty plea, his remorse and clear record.