Indonesian Man Gets Eight Months' Jail For Kissing Girl

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- An Indonesian worker was sentenced to eight months’ jail by the Special Court for Sexual Crimes against Children here Wednesday for kissing a nine-year-old girl on the forehead and lips.

Zulham Syahputra, 26, pleaded guilty to committing physical sexual assault on the girl by kissing her on the forehead and lips with sexual intention inside the toilet of a restaurant in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Selangor, on June 19.

Judge Yong Zarida Sazali ordered the man to serve the jail sentence from the day of his arrest on June 20.

According to the facts of the case, the girl had informed her mother about the incident which took place when she went to the toilet at the restaurant to wash her hands.

Zulham, who worked at the restaurant since August last year appealed for a light sentence as he had to support his family in Indonesia.

However, deputy public prosecutor Nordalina Ali requested the court to impose an appropriate sentence as a lesson to the accused.