Landlord sought over alleged rape of girl

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 November, 2007, 12:00am

Police are offering a HK$100,000 reward to track down a 62-year-old landlord who allegedly drugged and raped a 13-year-old at her home in Mong Kok two years ago.

According to police, Lau Ping-fai was the landlord for the girl's family, and knew the girl. The attack happened when her parents were out of town and she was alone at home.

Lau is alleged to have used a key and a screwdriver to enter the flat at about 2.30pm on October 18, 2005.

'He forced the victim to drink some green liquid which made her dizzy and then raped her,' the reward notice stated.

Investigations also revealed that the girl had been indecently assaulted by Lau one month earlier - on September 14 - when she was alone at home, police said.

A photograph of Lau, who is 160cm tall, of medium build and balding, has been issued by police.

A detective said Lau might have fled to the mainland illegally and police might seek help from authorities' there to find him.

A reward of HK$100,000 is also being offered to find a man who raped a 17-year-old girl on the staircase landing of a building in Sau Mau Ping on October 7, 2003. The man grabbed the girl by the neck and dragged her to the landing in Cheung Wo Court in Hip Wo Street, according to another reward notice.

The man, thought to be aged between 20 and 25 at the time, was about 175cm to 180cm tall, of thin build with short hair and pimple marks on his face. He was wearing a light grey cap with a logo.