Cop to be charged with raping 2 Mongolian women

Police inspector Hazrul Hizham Ghazali today pleads not guilty to trafficking and sexually exploiting two Mongolian women. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, April 29, 2020.

POLICE inspector Hazrul Hizham Ghazali, who this morning claimed trial to trafficking and sexually exploiting two Mongolian women, will face rape charges tomorrow.

The 30-year-old accused, who has been suspended, will be charged at the Petaling Jaya court, said district police chief Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal in a statement today.

Hazrul will be slapped with six counts of violating Section 376(2)(f) of the Penal Code for raping and molesting the first victim, who is not named.

He faces a further two counts of rape and molestation against the second woman, also not named.

“I remember saying we will go all out in the investigation, and we did. Thank you for your patience,” said Nik Ezanee.

Hazrul pleaded not guilty at the Klang Sessions Court to two charges of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in relation to the women, aged 20 and 36.

Judge Tasnim Abu Bakar set bail at RM20,000 and fixed June 17 for case management.

The cop is accused of trafficking the women between 10.30pm on April 10 and 8.30pm the next day at Room 302 of PJ Luxe Hotel, and sexual exploitation by means of abusing his power, a crime punishable under Section 13 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007.

For these charges, he faces between three and 20 years’ imprisonment and a possible fine upon conviction.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Huzir Mohamed previously said the suspect was under investigation for human trafficking as well as rape.

Police rescued the women from the PJ hotel on April 11. The duo said they were raped by a police inspector at the hotel after their arrest at a roadblock.

Hazrul was detained for seven days to facilitate investigations. – April 29, 2020.

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