Bus driver denies raping 18-year-old

A BUS driver has gone on trial in the High Court for the rape of an 18-year-old secretary in his flat.

Chan Chung-hay, 33, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Mr Justice Keith and a jury for the offence, which allegedly took place at Fanling in August 1991.

Senior Crown Counsel Mr Richard Donald said in his opening address that the victim paged a friend, who was Chan's girlfriend.

He told the court the victim had met Chan before although she had never previously been alone with the defendant.

Chan invited the victim out for dinner and she agreed to meet him that evening. They met at the defendant's flat, where the victim watched television while the defendant bathed.

Mr Donald said the victim would testify that the defendant later grabbed her and started kissing her. She tried to push him away.


It was alleged the defendant had carried the victim to his bed and, despite her continued resistance, he had removed her panties and had intercourse with her.

She suffered a bruised thigh, the court heard. The hearing continues.