FDH accused of indecently assaulting male employer
A Filipino domestic worker was accused of indecently assaulting her “semi-paralyzed” male employer in North Point.
Defendant Ivy B.R. appeared before the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho on December 4 after she was charged with one count of common assault and another count of indecent assault.
However, Ivy’s trial did not proceed after her lawyer asked for more time to review her videotaped interview with police investigators.
The lawyer said he received the official transcript of the interview only on December 3, or a day before the scheduled start of the trial.
According to the prosecution, the alleged incident happened on June 30 inside the complainant’s flat along King’s Road in North Point.
The prosecutor did not reveal the details of the case because Ivy had yet to formally enter 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.
On the other hand, those convicted of common assault can be imprisoned up to one year, according to the city’s Offences Against the Person Ordinance.
“Since the defendant has challenged the record of interview, we ask this court to refix the date,” Ivy’s lawyer said.
Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-han reset Ivy’s trial to February 12 and 13. The prosecution said they will present four witnesses. The two interpreters who were involved in the police interview will also be summoned to attend the trial.