A retiree has been found guilty of indecently assaulting his domestic helper but has escaped the heavier charge of rape.
The 66-year-old man, surnamed Lee, was convicted on one count of indecent assault and sentenced to 10 weeks behind bars.
The case stemmed from an October 2014 incident in which he fondled the Filipino woman’s breasts and threatened to throw her out if she told anyone, Apple Daily reports.
The attack took place when the man’s wife and daughter were traveling to China.
A video camera set up by the 48-year-old woman, captured the incident. The video was used in evidence in the High Court.
The judge said the 10-week sentence is appropriate because the defendant violated the trust of his helper, according to Headline Daily.
But a jury cleared Lee of rape and another count of indecent assault after accepting his argument that the woman offered him sex for HK$500 (US$64.50).
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