Date
18 November 2017
The man allegedly raped the women inside his flat at Lung Mun Oasis in Tuen Mun, with one saying that she was kept there against her will for four days. Photo: Google Maps
The man allegedly raped the women inside his flat at Lung Mun Oasis in Tuen Mun, with one saying that she was kept there against her will for four days. Photo: Google Maps

Jobless man charged with rape of two women he met online

Police arrested a 26-year-old unemployed man who allegedly lured two women he met online to his home in Tuen Mun and raped them.

One of the victims was said to have been held by the suspect in his home for four days, Apple Daily reports.

The suspect, surnamed Cheung, was charged with rape and false imprisonment.

He had holed up in a guest house in North Point for six days but was arrested at the MTR North Point Station on Thursday, police said. He had dyed his hair blonde.

The Tuen Mun Police District crime unit launched a manhunt on Dec. 10 after a 20-year-old woman reported that she had been raped by a man she had met on Facebook in his flat at Lung Mun Oasis in Tuen Mun earlier that day.

She said she had agreed to go to his home after he claimed he had goods for her to sell for profit.

When police officers went to the flat the next day, his father refused to open the door, claiming his son was not at home.

As the search for the suspect continued, another woman, 26, reported to police on Dec. 17 that she had been raped and detained against her will by a man in his flat in Tuen Mun.

The woman said she had met the man on Facebook and later agreed to his request to pose as his girlfriend and visit his father at home on Dec. 14.

She said she was kept in the flat for four days, during which he raped her four times.

Police did not know she was in the flat when they went there to look for Cheung.

She said she was able to escape after the suspect took her to dine in a restaurant on Dec. 17. She asked for help from the restaurant staff, but Cheung fled.

Police later found that the two women were referring to the same man, and stepped up their manhunt.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect’s father knew what his son had done but covered up for him, prompting police to arrest him as well for assisting a crime suspect, Ming Pao Daily reported.

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