Bomoh charged with sexually assaulting female patient

KOTA BHARU: A bomoh pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to sexually assaulting a woman who had approached him for treatment.

Wan Ismail Wan Md Zain, 53, made the plea  before Judge Ahmad Bazli Bahruddin.

He was charged under Section 377CA of the Penal Code with having sexual connection using an object on the 28-year-old female patient in a house in Kampung Permatang Pusu, here, at 8.50 pm last Jan 12.

The man faced an imprisonment for up to 30 years and whipping, if found guilty.

The court allowed him bail of RM15,000 with one surety and  ordered the man to report himself at the nearest police station every month and to not intimidate the victim and witnesses.The court set Feb 24 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Faizuan Sulaiman prosecuted, while Wan Ismail was represented by lawyer Roshayati Hassan, from the iNational Legal Aid Foundation (YBGK).– BERNAMA

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