3 years for sex with 15-year-old

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A 32-YEAR-OLD school bus driver was jailed for three years after the Magistrate’s Court convicted him of having underage sex with a 15-year-old girl, resulting in her pregnancy.

The defendant, Zulhilmi Ahad, was also sentenced to three strokes of the cane.

Under the Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Act, sexual relations with a girl under 16 is an offence punishable by a maximum penalty of seven years and 24 strokes.

Court documents filed by prosecuting officer Siti Nurjauinah Hj Kula stated that sometime in April 2013, the defendant and the victim, Miss X, became friends and began a sexual relationship the following month.

Court records state that the duo had sex on two occasions over the next six months, once at a rest house and another time on the school bus. The defendant acknowledged that he was aware that Miss X was only 15 years old at the time of the offence. As a result of their relationship, Miss X became pregnant.

The Brunei Times