1st December 2023 – (Hong Kong) A male police officer is facing allegations of molesting a young girl on three separate occasions while he was off duty at a disciplinary forces quarters more than three years ago. The law enforcement authorities received a report related to the incidents in June of this year, prompting an investigation that led to the arrest of the accused on 4th July. Subsequently, he was charged with three counts of molestation. Today, on 1st December, the case was brought before the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts for court mention. The defendant has been granted a temporary exemption from entering a plea, and at the request of the defence, the presiding judge postponed the case until 29th December. In the meantime, the accused will remain on bail.
The defendant, identified by the pseudonym “U.K.B.”, is 27 years old. While the Chinese version of the charge sheet indicates that he holds another occupation, the English version has left the occupation field blank. According to information from law enforcement sources, the accused is a police officer who was off duty at the time of the alleged incidents and has since been suspended from duty. During today’s court proceedings, the defence applied for a four-week adjournment to allow for further examination of relevant video evidence. The prosecution did not object, and the judge granted the requested adjournment, setting the new court mention for 29th December while allowing the accused to remain on bail.
The charges against the defendant specify that the alleged molestations of the girl, identified as “X,” took place on undisclosed dates in December 2019, July 2020, and August 2020, at a unit within the Sau Mau Ping Disciplined Services Quarters in Wo Hong Path in Sau Mau Ping, Kowloon. It is understood that the accused and the victim are relatives.