29-year-old pleads not guilty to sex with a minor

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A 29-YEAR-OLD man pleaded not guilty and claimed trial yesterday over the charge of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

The defendant, whose name is withheld to protect the victim’s identity, is facing two counts of unlawful carnal knowledge whereby the defendant is accused of having sex with Miss X twice some time in September 2014 at Pantai Seri Kenangan in Tutong.

The penalty carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane.

A further mention of the case is scheduled to be held on February 1.

Meanwhile, the defendant was released on a $5,000 court bail or the same amount in two local sureties.

The defendant was also ordered not to interfere with prosecution witnesses and to report to the police every two weeks. Further condition of the bail includes the defendant not be arrested for any offence while on bail.

The Brunei Times