The Magistrate's court here today sentenced an illegal immigrant to three years jail and three strokes of the rotan for molesting a female British tourist. The sentence was meted out by magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie. (File pix)

KOTA KINABALU: The Magistrate's court here today sentenced an illegal immigrant to three years jail and three strokes of the rotan for molesting a female British tourist.

The sentence was meted out by magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie.

Faizal Sintaan, a 19-year-old masseur, pleaded guilty to molesting an 18-year-old Briton at a massage parlour at a shopping complex here at 7pm last Wednesday.

According to the fact sheet, the man had fondled the woman's breasts and genitals, besides kissing and leaving marks on the her neck.

The victim did not shout for help as she was frightened but eventually managed to push away the masseur.

Despite the incident, the Briton still made payment at the counter.

She lodged a police report after informing her parents about the incident.

Meanwhile, the Sessions Court also sentenced him to four years jail under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for failing to produce travel documents and identity card.

Both sentences will be carried out separately starting with the imprisonment under the Immigration Act.

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