Date
26 July 2017
The defendant molested the woman and taped the entire process, even though she kept crying, the High Court heard. Photo: HKEJ
The defendant molested the woman and taped the entire process, even though she kept crying, the High Court heard. Photo: HKEJ

Man jailed for molesting girlfriend, videotaping act

A man has been sentenced to 28 days in jail for sexually assaulting his girlfriend and recording it on video two years ago, public broadcaster RTHK reports.

Kwong Sin-ki, 21, molested the woman and taped the entire process, even though she kept crying, the High Court heard.

He was convicted by a jury of indecent assault.

Pleading for leniency, the defendant’s lawyer said the two, who have broken up now, had intimate sexual encounters prior to the incident. 

But Madam Justice Anthea Pang Po-kam said that was no mitigation as the defendant had breached the victim’s trust.

The judge also noted that because of Kwong’s not-guilty plea, the victim had to give evidence in court, recall the unpleasant experience in public, and watch the video recordings of herself being molested in front of the jury.

The judge said it wasn’t hard to imagine the stress and mental anguish she was put through.

The prison term was already the most lenient sentence Kwong deserved, she added.

The defendant was acquitted of one count of rape, and another of indecent assault.

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