Youth accused of raping girl in holiday villa

A MISSING 13-year-old girl was raped after accompanying an older boy and his friends to a Cheung Chau holiday villa, the High Court heard yesterday.

Schoolboy Lee Wing-on, 16, is on trial before Mr Justice Leong and a jury for the rape, while Choi Chi-ho, 19, faces a charge of aiding and abetting Lee in the rape. Choi is not accused of rape.

The incident allegedly took place on March 22 last year after the group had booked a room at the villa, paying $250 for the night. The girl's father had reported her missing to the police.

Assistant Crown prosecutor Mr Harry Macleod said in his opening address that the victim, the defendants and other friends went to the villa in the early hours of the morning.

There, the girl went to sleep by herself but later felt someone lying beside her. She saw Lee, who asked if she would have sex with him.

She refused and went back to sleep. A few minutes later, Choi woke her and said she would be chopped to death if she did not have sex with Lee.

Mr Macleod said the victim was very frightened. She had no choice and so agreed to have sexual intercourse with Lee.

Choi left but then returned with a chopper. The girl was so scared she did not resist, counsel said.

Choi stood guard at the door to the room while Lee got on to the bed. Lee was unable to remove the victim's jeans.

The girl undressed herself and Lee had sexual intercourse with her.

Mr Macleod said the victim had intended to resist but Choi was watching. After intercourse, the victim went back to sleep.

In the morning, she telephoned a classmate and found out that her family had reported her missing. She asked her friend to tell her family that she was fine and would be home soon.

Fearing she would be scolded by her family, the girl stayed in a flat in Shamshuipo with the same group, which included Choi.

Lee was arrested two days later at his school in Yuen Long.

Police went to the flat in Shamshuipo and picked up the victim and Choi for inquiries.

The hearing continues.