Crime & Courts

Man pleads guilty to raping teenager after drugging her

MUAR: A 19-year-old restaurant worker pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court here today to raping an acquaintance after making her use an e-cigarette containing a hallucinogenic substance.

Proceedings were at first adjourned for several minutes because the accused did not answer judge Abu Bakar Manat's question.

Abu Bakar had repeatedly asked Muhamad Raffie Md Elias to state his plea.

Raffie was accused of raping the 15-year-old at a budget hotel at 1.30am on March 23.

A police report on the incident said he had picked the girl up and took her to the hotel on his motorcycle.

It added that he gave her an e-cigarette in the hotel room that contained a hallucinogenic substance.

The victim shared her ordeal with a friend, who advised her to lodge a police report.

The prosecution was carried out by deputy public prosecutor Danial Munir.

The accused was not represented.

The court fixed May 5 for sentencing.

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