Kuala Lumpur: A Rohingya man who was charged for raping a 15-year-old girl at the Ampang Sessions Court today pleaded not guilty.
Mohammad Hassan Mohammad Rafik, said he was not guilty when the charge was read to him in Bahasa Melayu before judge Suzana Hussin.
24-year-old is accused of raping a minor, who was the known of him, in a house in Ampang at about 10 pm on 30 October.
The charges under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code carry a maximum 20-year jail term and whipping, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Raya Irna Julieza Maaras did not offer bail to Mohammad Hassan and had scheduled 28 December as the next mention.
Yesterday Mohammad Hassan’s friends Mohammed Karim Mohammad, 20, and a 17-year old, who can’t be named, both Rohingyas, claimed trial on a similar charge involving the same victim at a different location in Ampang in September, August and October.