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Sex offender with child porn stash jailed 12 years

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 April, 2012, 12:00am

A man who had sex with two underage girls and made tens of thousands of child pornography videos and photographs of five girls was jailed for 12 years and four months yesterday.

Eddy Wong Koon-chow, 52, a former senior engineer at Hongkong Electric, was described as a 'potential threat' to the public.

While Wong was not assessed to be a paedophile, Mr Justice Patrick Li Hon-leung recommended he receive psychiatric and psychological treatment in prison.

Wong earlier pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to nine offences that took place between August and December last year.

The charges included having sex with a 12-year-old girl identified as 'X', including unprotected anal sex; molesting a 13-year-old girl, 'Y'; and making and storing child pornography including more than 38,000 photographs, 4,500 videos and 8,000 other images on his computer. Wong is married with an adult daughter and son.

The court heard that Wong met the girls at Yiu Tung Estate Park in Shau Kei Wan, and lured them with money to go to his flat, where they had sex.

He offered HK$50 for every half-hour he had with 'X'. He showed her videos of him having sex with a different girl before they had sex.

When 'Y' on one occasion discovered Wong having sex with 'X' in the bathroom, he first gave her HK$500 and later videoed himself fondling and kissing 'Y' to pressure her not to disclose his assault of 'X'.

The crimes came to light when police went to the flat to investigate a missing-person report.

Wong told a psychiatrist he had had sex with about five secondary school students since 2003, after becoming bored with his wife and suffering from stress.

'The defendant has developed a sexual habit with young girls. He is a potential threat to society,' the judge said. He described the child porn as 'disgusting and outrageous'.

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