KUALA LUMPUR: A restaurant waiter was sentenced to a year in jail by the Sessions Court here Monday, for possession of pornographic images and video in his mobile phone at a public place.
Taslinnaim Tasrip, 24, pleaded guilty to the offence which was committed at about noon at a shopping centre at Jalan Tun Sambanthan here on Jan 5.
Judge Datin M. Kunasundary ordered Taslinnaim to serve his sentence from the date of his arrest on Jan 5.
Based on the facts of the case, the police arrested Taslinnaim and seized his mobile phone after receiving reports he was linked to a rape case last December.
A further inspection revealed he was sending the said images and video to a 19-year-old college student through WhatsApp.
On Jan 10, Taslinnaim pleaded not guilty to raping the student at a house in Brickfields here at 10pm, on Dec 26, last year.