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Charged with distributing nude pictures of woman
Published on: Friday, May 19, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A 27-year-old unemployed man was charged with two counts of distributing nude photos of his social media acquaintance and insulting her modesty.

However, no plea was recorded from Khairul Afiq Yusuf, who was brought before subordinate registrar Rita Kunsoi on Thursday.

Khairul, who is from the peninsula, stands accused of distributing the nude photographs of the 23-year-old woman through his Facebook and WeChat accounts at 10.58am on June 26, 2016 in a unit at UUC Utama Condo, Jalan Kayu Madang in Manggatal.

On the second count, Khairul allegedly sent vulgar messages to the woman with the intention to insult her modesty at 5.08am on May 17, 2016 at the same place.

The first count is framed under Section 292(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to three years or fine or both on conviction while the second count under Section 509 of the Penal Code provides for a jail term of up to five years or fine or both on conviction.

Rita set May 19 for Khairul's plea to be taken at the Magistrate's Court and released him on a bail of RM3,000 in two sureties on each count.

Inspector Rasydan Jasni, prosecuting, earlier, proposed a bail of RM5,000 on each charge.

Khairul was represented by counsel Mohd Nazim Datuk Maduarin.

In another case, a teenage boy was accused of trespassing into a café.

The 17-year-old is alleged to have committed the offence between 10.30pm on April 19 this year and 7.30am on April 20 at Café Workshop, Jalan Dewan here.

No plea was taken from him pending his appearance at the Court for Children on June 8.

The boy was offered bail at RM800 in two sureties.

Meanwhile, the case of a 33-year-old self-employed man charged with misappropriating his friend's RM18,815 for his own use has been withdrawn.

Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun made the decision on Emil Gau Balan's case after being informed by his counsel that the complainant in the case had retracted the police report against Emil.

Emil had on April 13 pleaded not guilty to dishonestly cashing the cheque which was deposited into his Maybank account from one Shaffic Risaib Shah at 2.44pm on April 4 at the Maybank Karamunsing branch.

He was represented by counsel Lindsay Michael. - Jo Ann Mool

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