Killer gets new term over baby sex video

A SEX pervert serving 15 years for killing a young student while making a pornographic video was jailed for a further 33 months yesterday after he admitted filming explicit acts with a one-year-old boy.

The shocking 20-minute tape came to light when police raided wealthy businessman Hon Leung-fong's home following the death of 21-year-old Elaine Luk Yee-ling.

The video shows Hon, dubbed the 'chloroform sex killer', encouraging a 'girlfriend' to perform sexual acts with the baby.

The child is heard crying throughout much of the film.

Prosecutor Pat Loftus told the High Court it was 'a particularly revolting tape'.

'Hon is later shown engaging in sexual intercourse with the woman in the presence of the child,' he said.

'The defendant's voice is recorded on the tape encouraging the woman to perform a sex act on the child.

'The child is heard to be crying throughout two-thirds of the tape.' Hon was jailed for two years and nine months after admitting indecent conduct towards a child, an offence which attracts a maximum of five years.

Police do not know the identity of the woman or baby or even when the film was made.

The tape was among 28 sordid home videos seized from Hon's Tuen Mun flat during an investigation into Luk's death.

Hon, 33, and his mistress Phoebe Wong Yim-ping, 28, killed computer student Luk with chloroform while making a pornographic video at the Royal Park Hotel in Sha Tin on July 24 last year.

In August, Mr Justice Leonard jailed the entrepreneur for 81/2 years and Wong for seven years after they pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

But the Court of Appeal increased their sentences last month to 15 years and 12 years respectively following public outcry.

Yesterday, defence counsel Gary Plowman, QC, asked the judge to pass a concurrent term for the indecent conduct as Hon was already serving 'a crushing sentence'.

But Mr Justice Leonard ruled the terms should run consecutively as the offences were separate.

The judge said the child was so young that it was unlikely he would suffer any long-term psychological damage.

But he added: 'Whoever this child was, he was clearly in the care of the defendant and what the defendant did . . . was clearly a breach of trust.

'Moreover, the defendant made a video recording of the events. Whilst there is no suggestion he made it for any commercial purpose it's clear he acted in disregard of the fact he was dealing with a human being.

'He seems to have disregarded the need to respect the dignity of that human being, however young it might be.' He said the sentence after trial would be four years, but gave Hon a discount for his guilty plea.

The judge also ordered the tape, the only one involving a child, to be destroyed.

But a psychologist challenged the judge's claim that the boy was unlikely to suffer any psychological damage.

Clinical psychologist William Cheung Man-ban, who works with young victims of sexual assault at the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society's Kwai Fong Centre, claimed the judge and counsel Mr Plowman, could be wrong.

Mr Cheung said: 'The impact on the child depends on whether or not the act of abuse involves violence, whether or not it causes injury and whether or not it is done under circumstances that make the child fearful or anxious.'