Former priest to face trial

A former priest accused of child molestation will go on trial early next year in the District Court. Michael Lau Ka-yee, 42, now an insurance agent, faces three counts of indecent assault and one of procuring an act of gross indecency.

Tuesday, 10 September, 2002, 12:00am

Karaoke bar crime rates rise

Crimes in karaoke bars and discos rose from 555 in 1999 to 679 last year, a Legislative Council committee meeting on licensing was told. Offences included serious assault, theft, trafficking and possession of drugs.

10 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Mother admits assault

A mother struck her daughter, seven, with a bamboo back-scratcher because she wet herself, Eastern Court heard. The woman, 36, admitted one count of wilful assault causing injury. She had been bound over for similar behaviour against the girl at the time of the July 18 offence. Magistrate Colin Mackintosh adjourned sentencing to December 18.

7 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Assault claims

A 21-year-old man accused of making a false allegation of assault by police officers after being arrested for theft twice in two days was charged with misleading a police officer. He will appear in Eastern Court today.

21 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Jacket required for Triple Trio assault

Full Metal Jacket looks a bullet-proof banker in the middle leg of tomorrow night's Happy Valley Triple Trio.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Sex claims 'malicious'

A 16-year-old's complaint of indecent assault was motivated by malice and 'a result of discussion with her friends', District Court Judge Peter Line ruled.

Wong Man-kei, 25, was cleared of one count of indecent assault and one count of false imprisonment.

3 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Man denies indecency

Lo Wood-sai, 71, pleaded not guilty to indecent assault after a three-year-old girl was allegedly lured into a public toilet with an offer of a sweet.

The alleged incident took place while the child's father, 61, was watching friends playing mahjong in a shop at Kwai Chung Estate. The trial in the District Court continues before Deputy Judge Patrick Li Hon-leung.

12 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Bad example

I am enraged by the sentence given to Isi Tu'ivai for violent behaviour. Western Court Magistrate Kwok Wai-kin describes rugby player Tu'ivai as a 'role model' to Hong Kong's youth ('Rugby star spared jail over assault', South China Morning Post, July 31).

3 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Dress soberly to beat MTR pests: police chief

Women could help prevent attacks on the MTR by standing with their backs against train walls and wearing more conservative clothing, a senior police officer says.

More indecent assault cases have been reported on MTR trains as temperatures rise and women wear shorter dresses, police say.

28 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Boy's blackmail sex attacker jailed

An electrician who blackmailed a 10-year-old boy into performing sex acts on him was yesterday jailed for three years.

The man, 26, was convicted in the District Court on two counts of indecency with a child and one of indecent assault. He had denied the charges.

29 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Assault term

A Civil Aid Services volunteer, 42, convicted of indecently assaulting six teenage boys was jailed for four years by the District Court.

24 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Boy 'punished with sex assault'

A man punished a nine-year-old boy who damaged an electronic game by indecently assaulting him, a court heard yesterday.

The 26-year-old defendant threatened to tell the boy's mother about the damage and said he would refuse to lend him other games if he did not agree to sexual contact, the District Court was told.

4 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Assault charge

Accountant and private tutor Ting Ka-yu, 39, appeared in Eastern Court charged with indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl outside a lift in a block of North Point flats. He was remanded in custody and the case adjourned to Friday.

19 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Judge dismisses boy's appeal against assault ruling

A 13-year-old boy who claimed he accidentally touched a girl's bottom while trying to 'play a trick' by tying her to the seat of a bus ended up with a conviction for indecent assault.

The Form Three student spent three weeks in custody after a magistrate rejected his claims that it had all been a harmless prank.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Sex case cabbie convicted

A taxi driver who lured a nine-year-old girl into his cab and groped her legs was convicted of indecent assault and false imprisonment.

The District Court yesterday heard Danny Tang Kam-wing, 36, abducted the girl from a Tsing Yi playground on October 12 last year.

9 May 1998 - 12:00am