Grandfather, father and 3 cousins charged with rape of 12-year-old girl in Malaysia

A 12-year-old girl in Limbang, Malaysia, was repeatedly raped by five of her family members between November 2016 and June 2017.

The five accused are the victim's 72-year-old grandfather, her 40-year-old father and three cousins, aged 16, 17 and 21.

According to The Star, the five suspects have been charged with 22 counts of raping the girl at several locations in a village.

The victim's grandfather was charged with six counts of the offence while her father faced four counts.

The three cousins allegedly committed the offence on five, three and four occasions respectively.

If found guilty, they face a jail term of up to 30 years and whipping upon conviction.