A DISC jockey who spiked a woman's drink with sleeping pills and raped her after she had lost consciousness was yesterday sentenced to eight years' jail at the High Court. The penalty was imposed by Deputy Judge Yeung on Chu To-chung after a jury found him guilty of rape. Rejecting Chu's claim that he committed the offence because of his addiction to sleeping pills, the judge said there had been a plan to abuse the woman. Chu had gained her confidence and drugged her, the judge said, adding that he detected not the slightest sign of remorse from the defendant. Chu, 24, had denied raping the woman, claiming he felt dizzy after taking four pills and could not remember if he had sex with her. During the trial, the court heard evidence called by prosecuting counsel Anthony Mitchell-Heggs that Chu met the woman at the Yuen Long disco where he worked. After he obtained her pager number, he began to pester her at all hours, trying to win her affection, but she was not interested in him. On December 12, last year, she was tricked by Chu into meeting him after midnight on a beach. He laced her beer with sleeping pills. Her last memory was drinking with Chu on a beach. She had the impression of being held down and the next day she felt dopey. When police first approached Chu he admitted having sex with the woman but said she consented. He later confessed that he put the pills in her drink and got four friends to help him carry her to a car and drive to a garage in Tuen Mun. Chu told police the woman was raped by him and at least one other man while the other three indecently assaulted her. In his defence, Chu claimed that on the evening in question, he took four pills. The woman asked to try them, so he gave her two. He claimed he was beaten up by police, who fabricated a confession statement which they made him sign.