Rape trial of foreign domestic helper continues today, victim breaks down in court


9th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) A Filipino female domestic helper claimed that four years ago her naked female employer told her in English that “Sir likes you and he will pay you.” She was then dragged into the master bedroom before being raped by the male employer. The employer and his wife were later arrested and charged with rape, aiding and abetting rape. The male defendant in this case, Chan (48), was charged with 2 counts of attempted rape and rape of X at his residence in Hung Fuk Estate, Hung Shui Kiu on 21st January, 2018. His wife, Lai (36), was also charged with 2 counts of aiding and abetting Chan to rape and conduct indecent assault on X at the same place on the same day.

The case resumed trial in the Court of First Instance of the High Court today (9th). The Filipino domestic helper recounted that she was carried into bed by her naked male employer that night. He then licked her breasts and inserted his fingers into her vagina. She then asked her female employer for help, but she merely looked at her and said, “OK, OK,” and laughed at her. During the confession, the Filipino domestic helper appeared emotional and broke down from time to time.

Case No: HCCC 134/2020