Date
23 March 2017
The suspect lured his victims to Sheung Tak Estate in Tseung Kwan O where he molested them, according to investigators. Photo: Google Maps
The suspect lured his victims to Sheung Tak Estate in Tseung Kwan O where he molested them, according to investigators. Photo: Google Maps

Serial molester held on indecent assault, child porn charges

A man who escaped a child molestation conviction several years ago, is back in police custody after pornographic images and video clips of a seven-year-old boy were found on his smart phone.

The 27-year-old man, surnamed Hung, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of indecent assault, Apple Daily reports.

Hung frequented parks in his Tseung Kwan O neighborhood where he targeted young boys, enticing them with video games and air guns, and offered money to some of his victims, police said.

He became known in the area as the “captain”.

One of Hung’s latest victims is a 10-year-old boy, whom he molested on Friday after luring him to Sheung Tak Estate.

The next day, he brought the boy’s seven-year old brother to the same place and also molested him, investigators said.

Passers-by called the police after seeing Hung acting suspiciously with the boy as they left the estate.

Officers found 30 obscene images of young boys on Hung’s smartphone and arrested him on suspicion of indecent assault and child pornography.

Hung, who works in a McDonald’s restaurant, might also have been responsible for two other indecent assaults on a pair of brothers, aged 12 and nine.

He paid them HK$50 each to have photos of their genitals taken and an extra HK$13 as a reward, police said.

Hung was tried several years ago for child molestation but escaped conviction for lack of evidence. 

Sai Kung district councilor Christine Fong said it was outrageous that the suspect was able to molest his victims in an area frequented by people.

She urged parents to keep an eye on their children and not allow them in playgrounds without an adult present.

And police should step up patrols in parks, she said.

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