Web chat room man charged with assaulting teenager

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2001, 12:00am

A 40-year-old man was arrested yesterday after allegedly attacking a 13-year-old girl he met through an Internet chat room.

The girl said she drank heavily after meeting the suspect and four other people for dinner. The man then asked to take her home to Fanling but they instead took a taxi to the Kwai Shing West Estate in Kwai Chung. When she asked why he had taken her there, he punched her in the face, the teenager claims. He was freed on $1,500 bail.