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  1. Academic sentenced for escalator assault

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A City University English teacher who assaulted a woman on an escalator has been given a suspended sentence and fined HK$3,000. Andre Buitendag, 52, was handed a three-month term suspended for two years by Eastern Court and fined. He was convicted last month of assault occasioning actual bodily harm for hurting Cheng Lai-che, 51. He had pleaded not guilty. ...

  2. Attacker targeted women to get 'rush'

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A woman leaving a public toilet in Wong Tai Sin was confronted by a man with his head wrapped in tissue paper who attacked and indecently assaulted her, a court heard ... the offences out of curiosity and to get a 'momentary rush'. Yeung pleaded guilty to one count of committing an act outraging public decency and one count each of assault occasioning actual ...

  3. Women warned after rape and sexual assault

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police have warned women to be alert and stepped up patrols in Mong Kok after a rape and a sexual assault were carried out within 500 metres of each other early yesterday. The rape of a 22-year-old woman and the assault on a 23-year-old, who had her mouth covered with a chemical-soaked towel before being molested, were reported within 25 minutes ...

  4. Big rise in student indecent assaults

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The number of reported indecent assaults involving students significantly increased last year, police revealed yesterday. Statistics show indecent assault cases involving students rose 38 per cent, from 82 cases in 2009 to 113 last year. This is in contrast to a rise of just 10 per cent to 1,448 in the total number of indecent assaults that police recorded last ...

  5. 'Stalker' found guilty of assault

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The owner of a Japanese restaurant who allegedly stalked a Chinese University professor was convicted of assault for grabbing the neck of a cultural studies tutor accompanying the academic. Lo Kwok-wai, 30, had pleaded not guilty at Sha Tin Court to assault occasioning actual bodily harm for injuring Dr Nick Chu Tai-shing as he picked up Dr Ann Huss on December 4. ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The story headlined 'Second student accuses academic of indecent assault' on City 4 yesterday wrongly stated that a University of Hong Kong class representative said students besides herself and another student had accused education faculty associate professor Terence Shortall of verbal sexual harassment. In fact, the representative said one student complained ...

  7. Assault charge against lawyer dropped

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A lawyer from New Zealand escaped conviction at Eastern Court yesterday for assault occasioning bodily harm. The prosecution dropped a charge against Roger Patterson, 44, of assaulting Kelvin Law Kam-hung on March 23 in the staircase of the building where Patterson lives. Patterson paid Law HK$5,000 in compensation and agreed to be bound over in the sum of HK$2,000 ...

  8. Racer's son convicted of assault

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The son of notorious road-racer Jim Chong-shing was convicted yesterday of assaulting a family of three in Cheung Sha Wan last year. Jim Ka-to, 24, a professional car racer, had pleaded not guilty in Kwun Tong Court to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of inflicting grievous bodily harm. The court heard the assault was on October ...

  9. Journalist denies assaulting colleague

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A journalist pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court yesterday to a charge of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. Lim Siong Hoon, 52, an editor of the Hong Kong Economic Times, is accused of attacking colleague Ho Hon-yue at the newspaper's office in North Point on June 5. Principal Magistrate Garry Tallentire adjourned the hearing to September 26. ...

  10. Children's rights activists criticise $2,000 assault fine

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Magistrates' court this week after being found guilty of two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The sentence, handed down by magistrate Winston Leung Wing-chung, was greeted with cheers ... said Hong Kong believed beating would discipline children. 'Why are we tolerating acts that would be seen as assault if the victim were an adult?' she asked. Cheung Kwok-wah, former ...




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