CRIME

Tourists in Hong Kong say they were raped by bogus police officer

Attacker was wearing casual clothes, but lured two women to hotel after showing them a card and pretending to be a police officer

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 April, 2014, 3:14pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 April, 2014, 6:07pm

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Two tourists visiting Hong Kong say they were raped by a man posing as a police officer.

The man was wearing casual clothes when he approached the women on Nanking Street, Yau Ma Tei, on Monday, but showed them a card and falsely identified himself as a police officer before convincing them to accompany him.

He then took the women, 22 and 26, to a short-stay hotel on the same street and raped them.

The two Filipinas reported the attack to a friend, who informed police, and were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

The man was described as a strongly-built South Asian, about 1.75 metres tall. He is balding and thought to be about 35 years old. He was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and black shoes at the time of the attack.

Detectives from the Yau Tsim police district are investigating. No arrests have been made.

In a separate incident, a woman says a friend tried to rape her in a Wan Chai apartment on Sunday night.

The woman, 39, suffered injuries to her arms and legs in the attack and required treated at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Ngan Shing Street, Sha Tin.

She told officers the man who attacked her was a friend who was over 60 years old.

Sha Tin officers are investigating; no arrests have been made.

Police received 105 reports of rape last year, down from 121 in 2012.

Police handled 1,463 reports of indecent assault last year, down from 1,495 in 2012.

 

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