Disgraced solicitor Dixon Tang Kwok-wah was behind bars last night after being found guilty of raping and indecently assaulting one of his domestic helpers. Tang, 45, who was cleared of four other indecent assault charges, showed little emotion as the jury's verdicts were returned at 9pm. But there were gasps from his supporters who crowded into court and some of them wept as he was ushered to the cells. His wife looked stunned and was comforted by a member of her husband's legal team. Tang, a lawyer for 17 years, was remanded in custody by Mr Justice Michael Burrell in the Court of First Instance. He will be sentenced next Thursday. During the two-week trial, the jury heard how he dragged the victim to his bed, stripped off her clothes and raped her. 'I wanted to fight. I struggled with him for a while. He held my two hands and pulled me towards the bed. I struggled again. He then banged my head on the sofa,' the helper said. 'I felt very painful. I felt dizzy. Then he pushed me on the bed . . . I wanted to fight, but I was so very weak,' the woman said. He then ordered her to wash, gave her $500, and told her not to tell anyone what had happened. She said he told her: 'Be sure you are not going to say anything to anyone, because if you make a mistake, something bad will happen to you.' Before leaving, the victim had the presence of mind to collect forensic evidence. She told the jury: 'I wanted to get some evidence so I could report what my employer has done to me.' She then went to the rooftop of the house: 'I sat there thinking what to do next. I wanted to cry because of what my employer did to me.' The rape occurred in the master bedroom of Tang's five-storey house, while his wife was at a yoga class last year. When he left for work, the victim dialled 999 and, her voice breaking with emotion, blurted out: 'My boss raped me.' She was later found to have bruising to her head and arms. Tang, who has two children aged six and seven, was also convicted of forcing the woman to commit a sexual act while giving him a massage five days earlier. She told the jury she would have been prepared to tolerate indecent assault in order to keep her job, but not rape. Tang was cleared of indecently touching her on four other occasions. He had denied all the charges, claiming to have been the victim of an elaborate blackmail plot hatched by members of his domestic staff. The solicitor, who started his career as a government lawyer, accused the woman of fabricating the allegations against him and suggested she may have inflicted injuries upon herself. She responded to this by telling his barrister: 'I am the person this crime has been done to and now you are accusing me.' Gary Plowman SC, defending, told the jury it was inconceivable that someone like Tang would have behaved as the woman alleged. He pointed out inconsistencies in her evidence and said she bore all the hallmarks of a false witness. Tang had enjoyed a good reputation in the legal profession. High Court judge Mr Justice Andrew Chung On-tak and four Senior Counsel had provided evidence of his good character. The trial attracted almost unprecedented interest with barristers, solicitors, and even a judge competing for seats in the public gallery to listen to the proceedings. Verdicts were returned after the jury had been considering the case for 10.5 hours. Mr Justice Burrell said: 'It is obvious to me you have been a most diligent and conscientious jury.'