KAMPAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty at a magistrate's court in Malaysia on Monday (Jan 14) to committing incest with his 16-year-old sister.
However, no sentence was meted out, as the court was waiting for a report from the Welfare Department.
The incestuous act led to the birth of a premature baby girl on Dec 15.
The media was not allowed to enter the courtroom to observe the proceedings.
The offence was committed between December 2017 and May 2018 at a house in Taman Diawan.
He was charged under Section 376B(1) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum of 30 years' jail and whipping on conviction.
The boy, who was dressed in a blue chequered shirt and black slacks, covered his face as photographers took his pictures.
Several family members were seen waiting outside the courtroom and a woman, believed to be a relative, scolded the media for taking his photos.
It was reported on Dec 16 last year that the girl, a school dropout, was unaware that she was pregnant until she gave birth to the baby on Dec 15.
She had given birth in a toilet inside the family house and the baby suffered head injuries after dropping into the toilet bowl.