Molester gets probation

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 May, 2008, 12:00am

A community centre volunteer who pleaded guilty to molesting two boys, aged 7 and 8, last year was sentenced to 18 months' probation yesterday. District Court Judge Rickie Chan Kam-cheong said he accepted that Wong Lung-wai, 19, would benefit from counselling to treat his problem, which was rooted in a broken family and unfortunate childhood. A psychological report on Wong, who had been in custody for 26 days, said he was not mentally ill.