Man charged with molesting teenage girl

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A MAN has been charged with outraging the modesty of a 15-year-old girl.

The defendant, whose name is withheld to protect the victim’s identity, is facing a charge under a new section of the Penal Code for aggravated outraging modesty.

The court document filed by prosecuting officer Shamshuddin Hj Kamaluddin stated that the defendant is accused of using criminal force on the girl by kissing her lips and groping her breasts and voluntarily caused wrongful restraint by pinning the victim on the bed with his body on April 16 this year.

The charge carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years in jail and an unspecified number of whippings.

During the proceedings yesterday, the defendant was ordered to be further remanded at the Bandar Seri Begawan Police Station pending further investigation.

The next mention of the case will be on April 25.

The Brunei Times