A 30-year-old woman was found guilty in a Hong Kong court yesterday of assaulting a police officer using her breast during a March 1 protest against parallel trading.
Ng Lai-ying, along with three others, were accused of assaulting and obstructing or resisting police officers amid the violent protest in Yuen Long. All defendants, who pleaded not guilty, were convicted yesterday morning in Tuen Mun Magistrates Court and remanded in custody.
The defense council claimed that the Chief Inspector, surnamed Chan, copped a feel of Ng’s left breast while reaching for the strap of her bag during the protest. After the incident occurred, Ng had reportedly shouted: “Indecent assault!”
However, Chan testified that it was Ng who bumped into his upper right arm with her breast and then made the false accusation.
The Magistrate ruled that Ng had lied about being assaulted and called her reputation-damaging claims “malicious”, according to SCMP.
“You used your female identity to trump up the allegation that the officer had molested you,” he said.
He added that it was strange that Ng would only file a complaint for her bleeding, after alleging that she was pushed onto the ground by police, rather than sexual assault.
“It must have been a big deal for you had you been indecently assaulted,” he said.
By Joyce Ng
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