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Brothers face sentence for incest with sister, sex assaults on nieces

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 12:00am

Two brothers will be sentenced next month on charges of incest and sexual assault involving a sister and three nieces dating as far back as 28 years.

The pair appeared in the Court of First Instance yesterday after earlier pleading guilty in Eastern Court to a total of 12 charges and being committed to the higher court.

Madam Justice Maggie Poon Man-kay adjourned the case to December 15 for sentencing after hearing pleas in mitigation. She called for background, psychological and psychiatric reports on the men.

The elder brother, a night-shift taxi driver now 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of incest for having sex with his younger sister in 1982, when he was 18, and to four counts of indecent assault on her and the elder two nieces, who are twins. The younger brother, who works in a building management company and is 43, pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent assault on the three nieces separately. Both men are married with children. According to prosecution documents presented to Eastern Court, the abuse of the nieces came to light when three were chatting as they prepared for the wedding of the younger sister. The woman, now 30, had told her elder twin sisters she had been abused by the younger uncle and they suggested she should not perform a traditional tea-serving ceremony to honour him at the wedding. After further discussion, they discovered that they had all been sexually abused.

The nieces were aged three to about 11, and the sister of the men about 16, when the incidents occurred from 1982 to 1989. On each of the three occasions when the elder man sexually assaulted his sister, she had taken painkillers for abdominal pains.

One of the twins told her mother about one incident when she was five, but her mother slapped her, the court document said. The other twin told an aunt and uncle about one incident when she was seven, but after some discussion, nothing came of it.

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