Sister spread incest lies, court is told

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 July, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 July, 1996, 12:00am

A sister's secret passion for her older brother drove her to spread tales of incest to his girlfriends, a court has heard.

The woman, 20, told her brother's lover she had been raped by him on several occasions, the District Court was told.

She claimed their alleged nights of frequent sex continued for two years. But her 25-year-old brother has denied he touched her.

'I believe she wanted to possess me wholly and she did not want me to be taken away from her by other women,' the brother said in a police statement which was read in court yesterday.

'I believe she was secretly in love with me. One girlfriend told me 'I am no match for your sister' and broke off with me,' the statement said.

The man denied he had shown his sister pornographic videos or that they had had sex in her bunk bed, the court heard.

The sister claimed that her older brother had sex with her from 1992 until 1994.

She had arrived in Hong Kong from China in 1991 and the pair shared a room in their father's flat, sleeping in separate bunk beds.

Their parents had divorced 10 years earlier.

The brother admitted they had spent a few innocent nights together. But he claimed it was she who had crawled into his bed.

His sister was plagued by nightmares after her arrival in Hong Kong and he had held her in his arms to comfort her, the court was told.

But when he started dating, she had become enraged and jealous.

He was seeing two women, but when his sister cornered one of them and told her the stories of incest, the girlfriend left him, he claimed.

He told police that his sister continued to sabotage his relationships with women.

'Whenever I went out with them she was angry and did not want to talk to me any more,' he said.

'She showed a dislike for any other women I met. She wanted me to go out with her, to sit on her bedside before she went to bed and to give her money when she asked,' he said.

Alan So, defending, said the sister was 'an unreliable witness who told lies' to family friends and doc-tors.

He called her a 'strong-charactered, outspoken girl' who had concocted an elaborate story of incest.

But a social worker who treated the woman after she attempted suicide in January was convinced 'by the look on her face' that the incestuous relationship did take place.

Judge Gareth Lugar-Mawson will give his verdict on Tuesday.