A senior citizen pleaded guilty at the Johor Bahru Sessions Court to a charge of having unnatural sexual intercourse with a cat last week.
The 63-year-old elderly man, Janting Anak Keling, made the plea after the charge was read in front of judge Fatimah Zahari, Sinar Harian reported.
As reported by the news outlet, he was accused of committing unnatural sex with a cat, causing the animal to die, at a playground in Taman Tunku Tun Aminah, Skudai. The offence reportedly took place at 4:30pm earlier on 16th April. The accused is charged under Section 377 of the Penal Code. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to 20 years in jail, a fine or a caning.
Deputy Public Prosecutor S Thiviya, who handled the case, said that the prosecution is not recommending any bail for the accused. However, the prosecution suggested a bail of RM15,000 with one surety. The accused must also report to the nearest police station.
Janting, who was not represented by a lawyer, then applied for bail to be reduced as he is currently unemployed. He told the court that he had just come to Johor Bahru from Sarawak. The accused also stated that he was currently staying at his daughter’s home.
The judge then granted the man a bail of RM6,000 with one surety and set 25th May for mention of the case for the submission of documents.