Man charged with underage sex claims trial

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A TUTONG man claimed trial yesterday over a charge of having sex with an underage girl.

The court document stated that Mohd Fuadariffin Zainuddin, 27, is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl at a house in the Tutong district between July and August 2015.

The charge carries a prison term of up to seven years and 24 strokes of the cane.

Prosecuting officer Shamshuddin Hj Kamaluddin indicated during the proceedings that they have six witnesses for the trial. Fuadariffin told the court he has none.

Fuadariffin is set to appear at the Magistrates’ Court again on June 27 to set trial dates.

The Brunei Times