Indonesian claims trial to raping local child

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KUALA TERENGGANU: A 23-year-old Indonesian claimed trial at the Sessions Court yesterday to raping a 9-year-old girl.

Senni Rifaie was alleged to have committed the offence at a house in Taman Selasih, Kampung Padang Luas, Jerteh, between 7pm and 8pm on May 4. He pleaded not guilty.

State deputy public prosecutor Amer Abu Bakar Abdullah prosecuted.

NST reported Sessions judge Mohammed Khalid Ab Karim told the accused to seek the Indonesian Embassy’s assistance for legal representation and to prove his claim that he was 18.

Khalid denied Senni bail and fixed July 6 for mention.