Former Vice-cop charged with raping and sodomising 13-year-old

A Penang Federal Reserve Unit deputy chief was charged with raping a minor in Kota Kinabalu when he was a vice-cop there in 2012.

Deputy Supt Rohaizat Abd Ani, 54, is accused of raping and sodomising the girl in a hotel room in February and May last year and was released on a RM40,000 bail pending trial in December.

The police officer, still on active duty, pleaded not guilty to all four charges.

He is charged with three counts of rape and one count of sodomy.

The Star reported that deputy public prosecutor Jamil Aripin asked for bail of RM20,000 for each of the charges, saying that they were serious.

However, the accused lawyer, Ram Singh told the court that Rohaizat would not abscond since he holds a senior position in the police force.

Ram also asked for a lower bail.

Rohaizat covered his face with newspapers when he arrived at the courthouse with his wife, avoiding photographers and reporters.