Man admits raping daughter twice, as son slept in same bed

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily

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    A builder on Thursday admitted twice raping his underage daughter while his son slept in the same bed beside her. The High Court heard of two other attacks in which the father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, molested the girl and attempted to rape her as she slept. The man’s lawyer said his client felt so ashamed and remorseful that he had attempted suicide, for committing acts of such selfishness and “momentary recklessness”. But deputy judge Mr Justice Johnny Chan Jong-herng was unconvinced by the idea of a “momentary” transgression, and rejected the defence’s argument, in mitigation, that the girl’s virginity was still intact.

    A forensic pathologist who examined the girl had said the biological evidence of the attacks was not conclusive. But the judge said of that mitigation: “It’s a very cruel thing to say to the victim. I don’t see how it will assist sentencing.” The man pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of rape, one of attempted rape and another of indecent assault.

    The abuse came to light last October when a passer-by overheard the girl recounting the attacks to a classmate, and called police. It was later revealed the abuse spanned more than two years from March 2014, when the girl was only a Primary Six student aged 13. 

    The court heard the girl was sharing a bed with her father and younger brother during a visit to the mainland when she was first raped. Months later at the family’s To Kwa Wan flat, the man crawled into his daughter’s lower bunk bed and molested her while her brother slept beside her. That time his wife returned home, so he stopped the attack and returned to his upper bunk. The girl slept against the wall the following night, but that did not stop her father from raping her.

    Last October, the girl moved into a room of her own, where he attempted to rape her again. The man’s semen was later found on her bedsheets. Sentencing is scheduled for August 22, pending reports. Hong Kong residents who break the law outside the city are still punishable under the Crimes Ordinance if the act constitutes an offence under the ordinance.

     
     
     
     
     

    Shanghai International Film Festival: Zhou Xun looks haggard while Yang Mi stole the limelight

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    Source: Asian E-News portal/MingPao

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    The opening ceremony of the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival was commenced on 17 June! Zhou Xun, Louis Koo, Julian Cheung, Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Charmaine Sheh, William Chan, Pakho Chau , Yang Mi, Wallace Huo, Stephen Fung, Zhang Jingchu, Kara Hui, Fiona Sit , Janine Chang, Lin Yun , Japanese actress, Aya Ueto and others walked down on the red carpet. As Zhou Xun is rumoured to have marriage crisis, she looked haggard although showing her smiles constantly. Charlene and her old love, William promoted their films separately. She promoted "77 Heartbreaks" film with Pakho Chau and Michelle Wai , while William and Lin Yun made their appearances walking down on the red carpet together arm in arm.

    However, Yang Mi became the highlight when walking down on the red carpet with Wallace for "Fatal Countdown: Reset" movie with 2 or 3 "Yang Mi" at the same time. The audiences have to guess which was the real one. It was amusing yet frightening scene at the same time. Yang Mi felt happy to work with Wallace after many years and he praised her for her increased maturity.


    Mainland women spotted cooking noodles at HK airport

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    Source: ejinsight/Appledaily

    When hunger strikes, forget the rules! This is what a group of mainland women apparently thought as they cooked noodles while waiting for a flight at the Hong Kong airport earlier this month. Photos: Internet

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    Chinese tourists have gained a bad reputation overseas, with the visitors often facing flak for things such as littering, jumping queues and talking loudly. Now, we have a fresh case of questionable behavior, at least from the perspective of Hong Kong people. According to a video doing the rounds online, a group of mainland women took out an electric kettle and cooked noodles as they were waiting for a flight at the Hong Kong airport earlier this month. 

    A witness told Apple Daily that he saw the activity in a restricted area of the airport, where people were waiting to get on a plane bound for London. To boil the noodles, the women plugged a kettle into an electrical socket in the departure lounge, taking liberties with a facility not meant for that purpose. Ignoring the disapproving looks of other passengers, the mainland women cooked the noodles and started eating, enjoying themselves thoroughly.

    A person captured the incident on camera, claiming that it took place on June 10 at around 9 pm and that the scene lasted about 40 minutes. Posting the clip online, the netizen said he suspects the mainlanders violated airport rules as they misused facilities in the departure lounge. The only saving grace, according to him, is that the women, after finishing the noodles, cleaned up the seats they had occupied. 

    Alerted about the incident, an Airport Authority spokesperson said the electrical sockets in the airport lounges are mainly for passengers to charge their mobile phones or laptop computers, and that they are not meant for other uses. Passengers who are found using the sockets for other purposes will be advised to stop the activity. If a person refuses to obey, he could face prosecution, according to the spokesperson.

    Under an Airport Authority bylaw, no one is allowed to obstruct or interfere with power supply or other public facilities. People who violate the rule could be fined up to HK$10,000 and three months imprisonment. Cheung Sing-wai, an associate professor in the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, warned people against using electric cookers at the airport. The devices should not be used as they involve heavy electricity load and pose potential safety risks, especially if water from the appliances wets the sockets, he said. In 2015, a video clip uploaded to social media showed a man from Shandong province preparing a meal for himself with his rice cooker at the departure hall of the Hong Kong airport. 


    Tenement building balcony collapses in Hung Hom during Amber Rainstorm

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    Source: Coconuts HK/On.cc/Youtube

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    Police had to rescue 22 residents of a 70-year-old tenement building in Hung Hom after one of the building’s balconies collapsed during a rainstorm in the early hours of today. The incident took place at around 2am today at a seven-story building at 50 Gillies Avenue South when the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal was hoisted, meaning that heavy rain exceeding 30 millimeters an hour is falling or expected to fall. The second-floor concrete balcony, measuring three meters by seven meters, suddenly collapsed and pulled down part of a bedroom with it, Ming Pao 

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    One of the flat’s residents, a man surnamed Chan, told Apple Daily that he was asleep at the time. “I woke up to the sound of a bang and my friend, who was on the top bunk, said the building was collapsing. We immediately ran downstairs.” Furniture and other personal items fell to the ground while half of Chan’s bunk bed dangled over the edge of the crumbling concrete. Luckily, no pedestrians were on the street below. While 22 residents, including two children, had to be evacuated from the building, no one was injured. Police, firefighters and the Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived at scene after receiving calls for help. Police cordoned off the building for their investigation, and the Buildings Department sent inspectors to conduct a structural safety check.

    The seven-storey “tong lau” (tenement building) was built in the 1940s, with one flat on each floor. Chan, who has been living in a 100 square foot unit within the second floor apartment, said the flat was subdivided into five smaller units. The building was acquired by a developer two years ago but some people still live in the flats on the second, third and fifth floor, Apple Daily 

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    The residents have been arranged to stay at the community hall of the Kowloon City Government Offices for the time being. Ronnie Wong, a senior building surveyor at the Buildings Department, said there is no structural problem or risk of further damage to the building as the collapse was “restricted” to the second floor balcony. Initial investigation reveals the incident was caused by the building’s old age and lack of maintenance. The department will arrange contractors to remove the dangerous parts of the building as soon as possible, Apple Daily 

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    In 2010, four people, aged 20 to 46, died after a 53-year-old dilapidated building collapsed in Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan. In 2008, a balcony at a 1960s tenement building in Kwun Tong collapsed due to the construction of an illegal wall.


    Salesman on sex drugs jailed for raping former girlfriend

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily

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    A man who took drugs for erectile dysfunction and hid in his ­ex-girlfriend’s closet before springing out to imprison and rape her was jailed for 11 years. Calling it an “unusually severe rape”, Mr Justice Andrew Chan Hing-wai said on Monday: “The court cannot understand how a person could so harm a woman he once loved.” He said the court had observed a growing number of lovers harming their partners after separation. “The court cannot accept this, and I believe the public will not tolerate that either.”

    Salesman Chan Chun-man, 29, had earlier been found guilty by the High Court on a count of rape and another of aggravated burglary. Three other counts of indecent assault, rape and aggravated burglary were dismissed. The court had heard how Chan and the victim began dating in April 2014 but broke up the following August. However he tried to rekindle their romance.

    On October 15, 2015, she ­returned home to find Chan hiding in a closet. He locked her in the room and drew on her face and back with a 16cm cutter, while she coaxed him into thinking they could get together again. When she tried to run away the next morning, he pulled her back and threw her onto the bed, where he covered her mouth and raped her without using a condom. 

    Medical reports revealed multiple bruises and cuts across her neck and limbs. It was later discovered that Chan took erectile dysfunction drugs in advance of his break-in and brought the cutter to kill them both if she refused to be with him. In mitigation, a lawyer defending Chan said his client did not eventually go ahead with the plan.


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