Hong Kong masseur, 64, jailed 12 months for indecent assault on schoolgirl, 16
Li Tak-shing removed victim’s underwear and touched her private parts during oil massage session
A part-time masseur who indecently assaulted a 16-year-old student during a massage was jailed for 12 months in Hong Kong’s District Court yesterday.
Passing sentence on the man, judge Timothy Casewell stated that the case involved a breach of trust. The victim’s young age was a factor he needed to consider, the judge added.
Li Tak-shing, 64, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault.
On April 24, he gave a massage to the secondary school student, who cannot be named to protect her identity, at a parlour in Fu Fai Garden, Ma On Shan.
The student had asked for a head, shoulder and neck massage after a revision session at a nearby library.
But Li offered her an oil back massage, and told her to remove her blouse and unbuckle her bra so they would not get in the way.
He then massaged her legs and waist before removing her skirt.
The court heard the girl had found it strange then, but did not know how to respond as it was her first time getting a massage.
She got scared when Li started to touch her breasts and genitals after suddenly removing her underwear despite her attempts to pull it up. She shouted that it was painful and said “no”, but Li continued for five more minutes.
The man offered to give another massage after the 45-minute session but the girl ignored him. She paid HK$180 for the service and quickly left.
The incident was reported to police two hours later when the girl’s father found her crying and saying she was scared.
Before sentencing Li, the judge had asked for the masseur’s psychological and medical reports.
In mitigation, Li said he was in poor health and that he was unlikely to re-offend. The father of two daughters added that his family still gave him support.