Hong Kong policeman jailed for seven years for raping teenager

Other News Materials 20 January 2009 07:53 (UTC +04:00)

A Hong Kong police detective was Tuesday beginning a seven-year jail term after being convicted of raping an 18-year-old girl, dpa reported.

Crime squad officer Choi Chai-him, 33, met the teenager over the internet and lured her to his home with the promise of downloading games onto her portable PlayStation games console.

The court was told the married policeman began molesting her and when she resisted, took her to his bedroom and raped her, Hong Kong's High Court was told.

A jury on Monday found Choi guilty of rape by a majority verdict despite his claims that the teenager consented to sex when she went to his home in February last year.

Sentencing him, Judge Louis Tong said the teenager visited Choi alone at his home only because she trusted him as a police officer.

In a separate case, a 29-year-old detective constable in Hong Kong has been accused of sex attacks on four young women inside a police station. He was arrested in December and the case is ongoing.