A 46-year-old man has been having sex with his daughter the past three years in their home in Kajang whenever his wife is not around.
The incestuous affair would probably have continued if not for an alert uncle who runs the hair salon where the 21-year-old woman has been working since completing the SPM.
A police source said the relative had borrowed the woman’s mobile phone on Nov 9 to make a call when he saw “steamy” text messages from the father to his daughter.
“The uncle’s phone had run out of battery and he borrowed the woman’s phone to make a call.
“He was shocked to see such messages from the girl’s father and immediately questioned her.
“After continued pressure, she confessed she had been having sex with her father since she was 18. She also revealed she was a willing partner and was in love with him,” the source said.
The uncle brought the woman back to her home and confronted the father in the presence of her mother.
The man only sat in silence while his wife was deeply distraught over the revelation.
“The woman revealed the last time she had sex with her father was in October.
“She also said her father, who runs a food stall in Kajang, gave her money each time after sex,” the police source said.
The source added that at first, the woman was reluctant to lodge a police report.
The uncle, however, brought her to the Kajang police station as he was worried the same fate would befall the woman’s nine-year-old sister.
The man has been remanded until Nov 26 to facilitate investigations under Section 376A of the Penal Code for incest.
The offence carries a jail sentence of between six and 20 years, and whipping upon conviction.
The woman has been sent to the Kajang Hospital for a medical check-up.
Legal sources said that if the father is charged with the offence, she could also be liable under Section 376A.
“Under the law, if both committed the offence, both can be charged but it all depends on the circumstances of the case.
“It will be up to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to decide whether the woman was a victim or if she should be charged with the offence as well,” the source added.
Under Section 376A, a person is said to have committed incest if he has sexual intercourse with another person whose relationship to him is such that he is not permitted to marry her under the law, religion or custom.
Credit: The Star