A maid who alleged she was raped by a state assemblyman had suffered two genital injuries when she was examined two days after the alleged rape, a doctor testified today.
Dr Nilawati Isha, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital confirmed that there were two new vaginal lacerations found on the maid.
Questioned by deputy public prosecutor Liyana Zawani Mohd Radzi, she said: “From the examination, I found that there was a new laceration to the hymen as well as abrasions and redness at the bottom of the vagina,” she said.
Nilawati said the vaginal lacerations could be caused by a penetration of a blunt object or a penis, or a finger, and a new laceration means that it must have occurred less than 72 hours before the victim was examined.
She said the examination was conducted at midnight on July 9, 2019, while the rape allegedly occurred between 8.15pm and 9.15pm on July 7.
Nilawati also agreed with the defence lawyer’s suggestion that vaginal lacerations could also be caused by compulsive masturbation, and that based on a background check, the 24-year-old Indonesian maid had had sexual intercourse with her boyfriend in 2018.
The court also heard testimony from Dr Kate Lynn Ignatius, the medical officer who conducted the preliminary examination on the victim. She said no physical injuries or bruises were found on the victim when she came to the hospital.
A pregnancy test result also came back negative, she said when questioned by state prosecution director Jamil Aripin.
She said the woman was then referred to the gynaecology specialist for further examination.
Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong, 51, is accused of raping the maid at his house at Meru Desa Park. He was charged on Aug 23, 2019, while he was then state executive councillor for housing, local government, public transport, non-Muslim affairs and new villages.
Source : FMT