A 15-year-old schoolgirl was raped after missing her curfew at the Catholic hostel where she lived, a court heard yesterday. The man was said to have told the weeping girl she was old enough for sex and should not cling to her virginity. Transport worker Hui Kwai-long, 20, pleaded not guilty to rape, and unlawful sex with a girl under 16. On May 12 last year, the girl spent the day at the beach and stayed out beyond her 5 pm curfew. She decided to ask her father if she could sleep at his flat, and went to a 7-Eleven to call him. After she hung up, a man approached her and invited her out for a drink. After a few beers at a nearby bar, Hui took the girl to a Tsim Sha Tsui karaoke club, along with two of his friends, prosecutor Christina Ma said. By 5 am she was so drunk, she vomited. 'He suggested I should go to his friend's home and have a rest,' the girl testified. But once he had escorted her into the nearby flat, he turned violent, she claimed. 'He pressed me down on to the floor,' she told the court. 'I asked him what he was doing; he didn't say a word.' Hui was alleged to have yanked down his victim's trousers, although she managed to pull them back up. 'I was yelling,' she said. 'I started to cry. He covered my mouth. He said his friends were next door and if I made any noise they might come over and gang rape me.' The girl said she shouted for help, but none came. Her attacker then pinned her arms to the floor, the High Court jury was told. 'He said: 'You're old enough. What's the point of keeping your virginity?' 'I was very frightened then and I told him I was afraid of getting pregnant. 'He paid no heed and raped me.' When he had finished, the girl said Hui escorted her to her father's flat. The next day, fearing she might be pregnant, she went to a hostel social worker. The girl's mother abandoned her family when the girl was a toddler. Her father sent her to the hostel because he was unable to cope with single parenthood. The trial continues before Mr Justice Michael Hartmann.