Man jailed for raping mentally-handicapped woman
An unemployed man was sentenced to eight years in jail on Wednesday for raping a mentally handicapped woman in Ap Lei Chau.
Cheung Siu-hung, 29, was earlier found guilty by a High Court jury of raping the 22-year-old woman on January 26, last year, in a wet market.
Mr Justice Derek Pang Wai-cheong said Cheung’s behaviour was “despicable” and “horrible” because he targeted a victim who had the intellectual capacity of a child aged about nine.
Pang noted the attacker blamed his behaviour on a loss of self-control resulting from the pain of breaking up with his girlfriend and the influence of dangerous drugs he had taken.
Cheung showed no remorse, the judge said.
The attack took place in the early hours of January 26 last year.
Cheung had spotted the woman in Mong Kok the day before, stalked her for hours and followed her onto a bus to Ap Lei Chau.
Minutes after the woman got off the bus at the South Horizons Drive terminal about 3am, the man grabbed her, dragged her into the Ap Lei Chau Estate market and raped her.
A passer-by was alerted by the woman’s screams and called police, but the attacker escaped.
Cheung was arrested after a one-month police manhunt.