Sadistic rape crime against Indon maidPosted: November 27, 2008
It must have been that I wasn’t paying attention in the past week or so, because I simply missed this piece of news. But either way, this article was posted on 19th November 2008 on The Jakarta Post HERE, and I think it’s important enough for me to re-post it here.
An appeal court in Malaysia has doubled the penalty for an employer convicted of raping an Indonesian maid, to 32 years’ imprisonment.
The court also ordered the rapist, Seow Eng Aik, to be lashed 18 times with a cane, despite him having filed the appeal. Seow was previously sentenced in 2005 to 16 years’ imprisonment.
Seow’s wife, Tan Seok Hoon, was also found guilty by the appeal court for assisting in holding the hands of the maid while her husband committed the offense.
The court also found evidence that Tan had scrubbed chili into the victim’s vagina following the rape. Tan was also sentenced to six years in prison.
The court made a public statement that anyone who committed such crimes would be punished severely.
“Our reason for adding to the penalty was because this was a sadistic crime against an innocent girl who was supposed to be protected. But you, with the aid of your wife, raped the victim to satisfy your lust.
“The poor girl came all the way from Indonesia to earn a living, but you sexually abused her,” said judge Datuk Suriyadi Halim Omar, as quoted by Bernama newswire on Wednesday.
I am simply sickened by this sort of news. How a person can bring him/herself to do this to another human being is beyond me.
Rape is, to me, the worst kind of crime that one can do to a woman. To rape a woman is to take away all that is precious and meaningful to her. To rape her is to strip her of her rights to her body. To rape her is to steal her dignity. To rape her is to kill her soul.
What is worse in this case, is because another woman aided the crime. What the wife was thinking about, I simply do not understand. She not only just stood there and looked on while her husband raped another woman, she actually HELPED! Has she no compassion? Has she no heart?
AH! I don’t know! What I know is, I’m frustrated, and angry, and I don’t know what to say.
And to rape your own maid! You hired her to your home, and you are supposed to be protecting her like one of your own! You don’t commit a crime against her! How could they do that to her?!
And to scrub chilli on her vagina after the rape? What sort of PERSON does that? What could possibly have been her reason? No reason in this world would be enough to explain the kind of sadistic crime that was commited. You just don’t do this sort of thing to another living thing. It’s TORTURE!
It’s just ..sick.