Filipina Domestic Worker Charged with Indecent Assault on Male Boss in HK
A Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong was accused of indecently assaulting her male employer who is reportedly “semi-paralyzed”, according to a report by Hong Kong News.
The defendant, Ivy B. R., appeared before the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho on December 4 to face charges of one count of common assault and another count of indecent assault.
But after her lawyer asked for more time to review her videotaped interview with police authorities, the trial was moved to another date. The lawyer said he received the official transcript of the interview only a day before the scheduled court appearance.
The incident, according to prosecution, took place on June 30 inside the victim’s flat in North Point. The prosecutor did not reveal the details of the case because Ivy has not yet entered her plea before the court.
According to Hong Kong’s Crimes Ordinance, a person convicted of indecent assault faces up to 10 years of imprisonment while a common assault conviction can lead to one year in jail.
Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-han reset Ivy’s trial to February 12 and 13 next year. The prosecution said they will present four witnesses before the court. The two interpreters who were part of the police interrogation will also be summoned to attend the trial.