Man in Malaysia facing nearly 600 charges of raping 5-year-old niece

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man has claimed trial to 200 counts of raping his then five-year-old niece, at a Sessions Court in Ampang here.

Another 364 charges against the same man are also expected to be read out in front of Sessions Court judge Mohamad Kamil Nizam later on Friday (Feb 2).

The accused was charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code for incest.

Clad in a blue T-shirt, the accused was brought in at 10.50am.

He remained calm when the charges were read out to him by the court officers, and pleaded not guilty to all of them.

A total of 40 charges were read out first, and the judge called for a 10-minute break at 11.10am.

A further 160 charges were read out after that, with a second 10-minute recess in between.

Judge Mohamad Kamil then adjourned proceedings to 2.30pm.

The offences were allegedly committed at a flat in Ampang between January 2010 and May 2013.

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