Five witnesses can’t identify Pakistani suspect as molester
The student was arrested on July 6 and charged with five indecent assaults in Kwai Chung, but none of the witnesses picked him out of a line-up
A 17-year-old Pakistani student allegedly involved in five indecent assaults was released on bail by the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after witnesses were unable to identify him.
The student was arrested on July 6 and accused of being involved in five indecent assaults which took place between June 22 and July 4. The assaults targeted female victims aged between 20 and 35 at Shek Lei Estate in Kwai Chung in the New Territories, the Oriental Daily reported.
The student was charged with five counts of indecent assault and one count of indecent exposure. The court heard that five witnesses were unable to identify him during a line-up of possible suspects at the police station. The prosecution was now seeking legal advice and a further police investigation.
Magistrate Ada Yim said the defendant was a student who needed to go to school. He was granted a cash bail of HK$30,000 (US$3,822) and a surety of HK$5,000 and the case was adjourned until August 23.