H. N. Sathisan, 30, was sentenced to 14 years' jail and five strokes of the cane yesterday for committing rape and unnatural sex on a woman he duped and drugged last year. Pix by Sairien NAfis

KUALA LUMPUR: A man was sentenced to 14 years' jail and five strokes of the cane yesterday for committing rape and unnatural sex on a woman he duped and drugged last year.

Judge Datin Kunasundary Marimuthu handed down the sentence on H. N. Sathisan, 30, and ordered the sentences to run concurrently from today.

Sathisan was charged with raping and performing unnatural sexual intercourse on a 21-year-old woman in a room at First Centro Hotel, Jalan Klang Lama, Brickfields, here between 12.30am and 4.45am on April 30, 2016.

According to the facts of the case, the victim met the accused after he sent a message via WhatsApp offering her a job as secretary in a telecommunications company.

Soon after they met, the accused drove the victim elsewhere on the pretext that he had to fetch several other candidates for the job.

Later, the victim found herself in a hotel room and feeling drowsy after having a drink offered by the accused. In spite of the state she was in, she managed to call her mother, who lodged a police report. The police located the victim at the scene with the accused.

A total of 12 prosecution witnesses and one defence witness were called to testify during the trial. -- BERNAMA

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