15-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Sha Tin, middle-aged man arrested today

Sha Tin Centre Street

21st May 2024 – (Hong Kong) A 48-year-old man by the surname Yuen was arrested early Monday morning, suspected of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The incident, which took place last Friday on Sha Tin Centre Street, has sparked a renewed dialogue on the safety of young individuals in public spaces.

Authorities were alerted to the incident on 17th May when the young victim reported that she had been approached and assaulted by an unidentified male as she walked along the busy street early that morning. Following her report, law enforcement officers launched an intensive investigation, which included reviewing CCTV footage from the area.