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The accused being escorted out of the Sessions Court after he was charged yesterday. — Picture by Mukhriz HazimThe accused being escorted out of the Sessions Court after he was charged yesterday. — Picture by Mukhriz HazimKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — A father who allegedly kept his 16-year-old daughter as a sex slave for over 12 days was charged in the Sessions Court here yesterday with 11 counts of rape and one count of forced oral intercourse.

The identity of the 38-year-old accused, who sells religious books, was withheld by the court.

He was charged with committing the offences in a room in Lorong Haji Taib 1, Chow Kit, between August 27 and September 7.

The accused, who arrived to court clad in orange lock-up attire, pleaded not guilty to all the charges when they were read to him. He was unrepresented.

Deputy public prosecutor Liyana Zawani Mohd Radzi prosecuted the case.

Sessions judge Harmi Thamri Mohamad @ Shaharudin refused bail until a suitable bailor could be found, and ordered the accused to be held in police custody until the next court hearing.

The accused requested leniency from the court and to grant him a lower bail as he had financial difficulties and there was no one was willing to stand bail for him.

The court scheduled October 25 for re-mention of the case pending the medical and chemist reports.

If convicted, the accused faces a jail term of between eight years and 30 years with whipping of not less than 10 strokes on each charge of rape.

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