According to Harian Metro, well-known preacher Ebit Lew has been charged in Sabah, with 11 counts of alleged acts linked to the sexual harassment of a woman.
He arrived at the circuit court in the Tenom district office at 9am, today (18 Feb) accompanied by his aides.
Ebit, whose full name is Ebit Irawan Ibrahim Lew, pled not guilty to the charges in front of Magistrate Nur Asyraf Zolhani. Trial is scheduled for 20 to 23 April.
He was released after posting bail of RM11,000 to RM1,000 per charge – and two sureties.
Police had initially investigated Ebit under Section 509 of the Penal Code, Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 and Section 23 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 following reports by several individuals alleging that the preacher had committed sexual harassment.
Ebit was called by police on 19 Aug last year to give a statement over a sexual harassment video linked to him, which…