Ex-official for Hong Kong non-profit admits to raping woman under his supervision at police office
Court learns defendant ‘touched every part’ of mentally disabled victim’s body
A man working for a Hong Kong non-profit group dedicated to helping the mentally disabled admitted in court on Monday to raping a woman under his supervision at the Police Tactical Unit’s headquarters last year.
Bunny Leung Chung-kin was accompanying the woman to her assigned work at Fanling, when he twice raped and once molested her between April and May last year, the High Court learned on Monday.
Leung was a senior foreman of the Hong Chi Association, while the woman, afflicted with mild intellectual disability, was referred there after graduating from school. Leung was a former Correctional Services officer, his lawyer told the court.
“She pushed him away. He did not let her go. She was terrified,” written allegations submitted by prosecutor Lenny Cheng Sin-tsing said of the first rape that took place on April 9. “The defendant was very forceful,” it added.
Leung, 56, again raped the woman – referred to as X in court to protect her identity – on April 16. About a month later, the molestation took place and eventually exposed what had happened.
Leung earlier pleaded guilty at the Eastern Court to two counts of rape and one of indecent assault, and on Monday, he admitted to the written allegations against him at the High Court.
The court document stated X began to work at the Fanling headquarters in October 2012.
On May 7 last year, she texted an association officer saying she had been abused. She later tearfully told police that the defendant “had done something to her that she did not like” and that he “had touched every part of her body”.
Her father eventually made a police report. Later, X told police she had been molested in a storeroom of the unit’s headquarters the day she sent the text message.
The document stated X demonstrated how Leung raped her on April 9, using dolls provided to her during an interview. It also stated that a week later, on April 16, Leung forced himself on X and said he liked her and that she had tried to push him away.
X said the defendant had used a “transparent circle” on the second occasion. A subsequent search located an unused condom in Leung’s police station locker.
Leung resigned shortly after he was interviewed by association staff. He was arrested on May 20.
His counsel, Cease Lo Chi-lam, urged Madam Justice Susana D’Almada Remedios to take into count that X, despite being mentally capacitated, was able to communicate with others via text messages and travel to work on her own. Lo acknowledged the case was “serious”.
D’Almada Remedios adjourned sentencing to August 28 as she sought reports to study Leung’s mental state and psychological health. The judge also sought a report to study how X had been affected by what she experienced.