Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024

Father accused of raping daughter acquitted by jury

Father accused of raping daughter acquitted by jury

A father accused of raping his 19-year-old daughter twice three years ago and threatening to send her back to the U.S. at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic walked free on Thursday as the High Court's nine-strong jury cleared him of all charges.
The father, identified as LCMB in the court, had earlier pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and a count of indecent assault.

The charges allege LCMB, 60 at the time, of raping his daughter X between March 18 and 31 in 2020 for the first time. LCMB allegedly sexually assaulted X and raped her again one April day in 2020 as well.

After a 13-day trial before judge Albert Wong Sung-hau, the jury comprised of seven men and two women deliberated for more than four hours, and all nine jurors agreed to acquit LCMB of the two rape charges.

LCMB also saw the sexual assault charge against him cleared by the jury's 8-1 vote.

In previous court sessions, X testified that she was using her phone and reading in bed one day in March 2020 when LCMB pushed her down, took off her clothes, and had sex with her for 10 minutes.

X said she tried to resist but was threatened by LCMB that he would no longer give her pocket money and “throw” her back to the U.S.

X succumbed unwillingly, and LCMB had sex with her without using protection.

X felt she had been sullied, and the rape happened again a month later. X added she was ashamed of the incident and never told anyone about that, especially her mother, Y, who was in very poor health.

X also said she changed the lock to her room, but LCMB later warned the move was useless as he could still break the door and enter her room.

In November of that year, Y (mother) found X (victim) acting strangely and talked to X, who finally revealed all the sexual assaults she had experienced. The two then reported to the police in the company of a social worker.

X added prior to this case, LCMB had raped her twice in Shanghai and taken her virginity. Meanwhile, the defense accused X of smearing LCMB and referred to a medical report that said X's hymen was intact.

Judge Wong said he would later pass down his verdict for the legal costs of this case after the defense applied for all costs to be covered but faced objection from the prosecution.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
0:00
0:00
Close
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.
×