Boy, 11, investigated for raping Girl, 6, in Malaysia


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AN 11-year-old boy in Malaysia has been accused of raping a six-year-old girl whom his stepmother babysits, after a medical report shows a fresh tear on the girl's hymen, reported The Star.

If found guilty, the boy could be the youngest person in the country to be convicted of rape.

The girl was sent to the babysitter's home in Malacca on November 7. When both children were having their afternoon nap, the babysitter left to get groceries at a nearby store.

A neighbour, who asked to be identified only as Shima, said the children were unusually quiet that day. She then decided to enter the house through the back door to check on them.

Shima said she saw the girl dashing out of a room - partially naked - crying and looking terrified.

She also saw the boy hiding behind the door of another room.

"He was wearing only his pants," Shima was quoted as saying on The Star.

The neighbour called the girl's mother, who lodged a police report on the same day.

The boy is now investigated for rape.
Boy, 11, investigated for raping Girl, 6, in Malaysia

Quite a sick little SOB ....

But 11 years old can charge ?
Re: Boy, 11, investigated for raping Girl, 6, in Malaysia

C3PO take note..........

Re: Boy, 11, investigated for raping Girl, 6, in Malaysia

They start very young these days... unfortunately for the modern society.
Boy, 11, investigated for raping Girl, 6, in Malaysia

Baby1M;1053580 said:
They start very young these days... unfortunately for the modern society.

Sometimes it is society that makes things unfortunate for the victims...

"Furore again as child bride and alleged rapist break up

Women's rights groups slam court for allowing marriage in the first place

Kulim (Kedah) - A couple made headlines when they got married in November last year. Bride Nor Fazira Saad was only 13 and the groom, 19. The two were deeply in love, their families said at the time.

A year later, their divorce is also grabbing headlines. The bitter split is filled with recriminations from both sides.

The case has also prompted women's rights groups to slam the syariah court for allowing the marriage and to demand an end to child marriages.

The girl's father, Mr Saad Mustafa, said that after the marriage, the family of her husband Mohd Fahmi Mohamed Alias mistreated her. Mr Saad claimed she was frequently slapped and beaten, and not given food to eat.

"My daughter told me her intention to divorce some time in October when she could no longer tolerate the torment at the hands of her in-laws," he said.

Ms Fazira is now living with a relative in Kuala Lumpur, he added.

He also said he agreed to the marriage only because his daughter had been raped by Mr Fahmi.

Kulim police have revealed that the young man was charged with raping Ms Fazira in July last year together with another youth.

He was later given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal.

But Superintendent Ghuzlan Salleh would not say whether he was released after Mr Saad withdrew the police report on the alleged rape.

In her police report in July last year, Ms Fazira claimed she was raped by two teenagers and later by their friend, Mr Fahmi.

Mr Saad recalled how Mr Fahmi's parents went to his house every day to beg him to withdraw the police report. They said their son could face up to 20 years' jail and also the cane.

"They pestered me for five nights until I decided to withdraw the police report six days later... as a father I understand their concern for their son," said Mr Saad, 44, who is an odd-job worker.

A police officer even asked him if he had received money for dropping the report, he said. "I am not that kind of person. That would be like prostituting my daughter," he said.

The two families then arranged for the marriage after obtaining permission from the Kulim Syariah Court on Nov7. Under Malaysia's syariah law, girls under 16 years of age and boys under 18 must get the consent of the Islamic court before they can marry.

The marriage was solemnised at a mosque near the bride's home 10 days later. Mr Saad said Mr Fahmi's parents had promised to let his daughter continue schooling, but this never happened.

Mr Fahmi, in giving his side of the story, denied raping Ms Fazira and claimed he married her to avoid being prosecuted. "We only had sex after marriage," he said.

He claimed that they met only two months before their marriage. "It was initially like a brother-and-sister relationship but our feelings grew deeper later," he said.

He also claimed that Ms Fazira changed after they married.

"She was very rude to my parents and she did not cook at all," he said. "She would run out of the house every time something upset her."

He claimed the marriage broke up because she had an affair with a man she met while doing odd jobs.

Mr Fahmi's mother denied not feeding her daughter-in-law. "We took good care of her and tolerated her nasty attitude," she said.

The turn of events has led women's groups to demand that the rape case be reopened, and also for better rape investigation procedures.

Sisters In Islam, a prominent group, has long advocated against child marriages. Its programme manager Suri Kempe said Ms Fazira's case had highlighted a legal loophole in the law, which allowed alleged rapists to escape investigation and punishment through marriage.

"Muslim and non-Muslim children must not be treated differently. It is deplorable that marriage is being used by alleged rapists as a way to escape prosecution," she said.

"We urge the government to make child protection a priority by amending this flawed provision in the law."

The women's groups also criticised the syariah court for allowing the marriage.

Ms Suri said the best interests of the child were "clearly not a consideration" when the syariah court approved the marriage application.

While the Child Act 2001 recognises a 13-year-old girl as a child, she is not given the protection normally afforded to children, including anonymity from public scrutiny, just because she is married.

"This is one of the perils of child marriage, a practice that has no place in a country that aims to be a developed nation by 2020."

Ms Ivy Josiah, executive director of the Women's Aid Organisation, said the case highlights the regressive idea that once a girl is no longer a virgin, she is worthless.

"If you're raped, you're seen as worthless and no one will marry you. There's a cultural belief that a woman is nothing after being raped, leading to some using rape as coercion into marriage," she said.

She urged the social welfare department to step in.

"Where is child protection in this instance? The courts should be educated that child marriage should not be condoned at all."

She also urged the police to re-open the investigation.

"Withdrawing a report does not mean the crime was not committed," she said.

The Star/Asia News Network"

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