Malaysia's ex-chief of vice gets 100 years for rape and sodomy

Deputy Superintendent Rohaizat Abd Ani repeated raped the victim in the same hotel over the period of 3 months.

A sentence of 100 years and 15 strokes of the cane was give to Deputy Superintendent and former state anti-vice chief Rohaizat Abd Ani.

The Straits Times covered the news that the 56-year-old father of 2 was found guilty for 4 charges of rape and 1 charge of sodomy. The victim was a 13-year-old girl.

No leniency was given as Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad gave Rohaizat the maximum 20 years jail for each of the charges. The judge was reported to have said the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt and found the accused guilty of all five charges.

The crimes were committed between February and May 2012, where Rohaizat brought the victim to the Tang Dynasty Hotel at Kota Kinabalu and raped her repeatedly.

The first incident was reported to have occurred on February 1, 2012, where Rohaizat raped and sodomised the victim between 4.30pm and 5.30pm at the hotel. He continued with the horrendous acts the next day, raping the girl between 12.30pm and 1.30pm in another room.

The final incident allegedly occurred between May 1 and 6, where Rohaizat raped the girl once more in the same hotel.

Despite the sentence of 100 years, Rohaizat will only serve 80 years in all.

His first 2 charges runs concurrently, while the other 3 are set to run consecutively.

The Judge Ainul Shahrin allowed for a stay of execution of the sentences pending appeal in the High Court. While bail was allowed, the amount is set at RM100,000 (S$33,000) with a local surety. Rohaizat has to surrender his passport and report to the police in Bukit Aman every 1st and 15th of each month as well.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Azzezi Nodrin said that"  "The victim was 13 years old at the time of incident, she was raped and sodomised by a 52-year-old, it was clearly a total manipulation of an adult against a child." He added that "The repetitious act of the accused in three months starting from February showed that the accused never considered the victim's age, emotions and consequences of his action."

“He should be a guardian to the public, not otherwise”

Rohaizat's lawyer, Mr Zahir Shah has stated that they would file an appeal against the sentence.

Rohaizat had served as the police chief at Setiu briefly and was serving as the deputy chief for the Federal Reserve Unit in Penang when he was charged in 2013. He is currently suspended from all duties.

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