Movie extra guilty of anal sex with boy, 14
A 36-year-old movie extra admitted yesterday to having had anal sex with a 14-year-old boy. Chow Chun-fai, 36, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to two counts of indecent assault, three counts of homosexual buggery and one of possession of child pornography. The court heard Chow befriended the boy on a gay website and they later entered a sexual relationship. The crime came to light when the boy's mother talked to him about his deteriorating performance at school. The parents reported the matter to police. Chow was remanded in custody pending sentencing on July 16. A judge ordered a psychological report on Chow to assess his likelihood of reoffending and whether he was a paedophile.
Police arrest 22-year-old man for drug-driving
Police arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of drug-driving after intercepting his car in Yuen Long yesterday. Officers ordered the driver to pull over shortly after 3.30am when they saw the car being driven erratically in Yuen Long On Lok Road. The man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after he failed a five-part impairment test. He was released on bail.
30 held for gambling after raid on Tsuen Wan flat
Thirty people were arrested for illegal gambling in a raid on a flat being used as a gambling den in Yi Pei Square, Tsuen Wan, at about 1am yesterday. Police also seized HK$22,000 in cash and betting chips and six electronic mahjong tables. The 13 men and 17 women, aged from 35 to 60, were being held for questioning.
New year of electricity subsidies starts on July 1
A new round of monthly subsidies of HK$150 will be credited to each eligible residential electricity account with CLP Power and Hongkong Electric on the first day of each month for 12 consecutive months starting from July 1. The subsidy is a relief measure announced by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah in the latest budget.
Journalists' warned of scam e-mail with virus
The Journalists' Association issued a warning about a fraudulent e-mail that carries a virus. The e-mail claims to be giving out multipurpose knives to outstanding journalists and asks the recipients to fill in a form, which contains the virus.