A POLICEMAN with 12 years' service was jailed for more than two years yesterday for indecently assaulting a woman while he was on duty. Magistrate Thomas Tsang sentenced Mok Wai-wo to two years and four months' jail, saying the defendant abused his power as a policeman to satisfy his selfishness. Mok, 34, was convicted after trial of two counts of indecent assault and one count of soliciting an advantage. The court heard he made a 23-year-old woman strip and bend over so he could 'inspect' her with a torch after he had fondled her breasts. He also asked the woman for money and valuables in return for not pressing charges against her. The victim had told the court she and her friend were stopped by Mok and his colleague in the lift lobby of her Mongkok home on February 16 last year. They searched her and found three packets of heroin worth $300 in her possession. Mok then took the woman to a nearby alley. As Mok questioned the woman, he indecently assaulted her. He told the victim's friend to leave or she would be beaten up. Mok solicited money and valuables from the victim in exchange for not arresting her for possession of drugs. When the woman offered him $100 and her gold chain, he said it was not enough and ordered her to strip and bend over so he could 'inspect' her with a torch. Mok then returned a packet of heroin to her, the court heard. Mr Tsang sentenced Mok to 14 months' jail for soliciting an advantage and 10 months and 14 months respectively for each count of indecent assault. He ordered the sentence for soliciting an advantage to run consecutively to the two concurrent sentences for indecent assault, a total of 28 months. In mitigation, defence counsel Kevin Wong said the conviction was a severe blow to Mok's reputation and career. After sentence, Mr Wong asked for bail pending an appeal but was refused.