Tuesday 18 October 2011

News: Old Man Indecently Assaulted Schoolgirls

Seems like the English Playground is turning into a hacker's website! Since there isn't any update on the untethered jalbreak and unlock for the iOS5 or iOS 4.3.5, let's just put that aside and give it a break.

Now, one very interesting piece of new today from the Standard with some good law terms to learn and a ridiculously dirty-minded old man to comment on.

Man, 73, held for indecent assault of schoolgirls 

A 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a series of indecent assault cases in Kwun Tong last week.

Phila Siu

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a series of indecent assault cases in Kwun Tong last week.

The man, surnamed Yeung, was arrested in a park near Tsui Ping Estate at about 8am yesterday.
He was being held for questioning last night, but no charges had been laid.

Four schoolgirls aged 12 to 17 complained of being assaulted on the estate.

Two said an elderly man grabbed their breasts when they were on their way to school on Tuesday morning.

The following day, another girl was grabbed by the arm, but her schoolmate escaped without being touched.

According to a newspaper vendor on the estate, up to seven police officers masquerading as residents and holding a drawing of the suspect have been roaming the estate since the incidents were reported. The suspect was described as bald, in his 60s, about 1.6 meters tall and of slim build.

The vendor said one of the victims sat in her stand every morning under the surveillance of police to point out the suspect should he walk by.

To the surprise of the girl, she saw the suspect just as she was about to give up and go to school.

Three officers then arrested him in the park opposite Tsui Lok House.

Yeung is suspected of being responsible for the first two offenses, and are looking into whether he is also connected to the other two assaults.

They are also trying to find a possible motive, and whether he has a criminal record.

For the second time this month, following stabbings at Cheung Kwan O, police have been criticized for not releasing details of attacks until four days after they have taken place.

Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said in some cases, information is withheld for privacy reasons, or because it may threaten the safety of victims, especially in kidnapping cases.

But lawmakers in the Legislative Council security panel panel were dissatisfied with the explanation.

"No one is asking you to release the names and addresses of the victims. You only have to say, for example, that there is a case of molestation and where it happened," Civic Party lawmaker Audrey Eu Yuet-mee said.

Lee replied:"It is one of our considerations whether it [releasing the information] will obstruct the progress of our investigation.

"Arresting the criminal in a short period of time is also of public interest."

Ridiculously dirty old man attacking girls is unacceptable, but this might be a single case of many to come. Girls should always learn to protect themselves, maybe keep a little spray in their purses, or maybe learn a little Wing Chun, which is meant to be for girls, or even just keep a hyper-annoying alarm in their bags for them to set it off once they are in danger. It really is helpful!

As to trying to explain the incidents, some might say, old men are more deprived of  love or sex than men at other ages, I think this could be true, imagine that these man lived alone after their wives have past away years ago. Sounds pitiful enough, but even so this does not contribute to any reasons strong enough to support the assaults. Anyway, if they really really love their wives, they wouldn't need other women.

Loneliness is no excuse for offence.

By the way, do not mix up incident with incidence. Apply the mnemonic,  "Incident" has a "t" and stands for "terrible" and you will remember it easier.

Indecent assault -- (n) [C or U] UK legal an attack on someone which usually involves sexual actions but notrape (= forced sex)
masquerade (as sb / sth) phrasal verb to pretend or appear to be someone or something
suspect -- (n) [C] a person believed to have committed a crime or done something wrong, or something believed to have caused something bad
bald -- (adj) with little or no hair on the head
build -- (n)  [C or Uthe size and shape of a person's body
surveillance -- (n) [U] the careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army, because of a crime that has happened or is expected
offense -- [C or U] US spelling of offence [C] an illegal act; a crime
motive -- (n)[C] a reason for doing something
criminal record -- (n) [C] an official record of the crimes that a person has committed
stabbing -- (n) [C] when someone stabs someone stab -- (vb) [T] to injure someone with a sharp pointed object such as a knife
criticize -- (vb) [I T often passive] to express disapproval of someone or something
molestation -- (n) [U] to touch or attack someone in a sexual way against their wishes
investigation -- (n)  [C or Uthe act or process of examining a crime, problem, statement, etc. carefully, especially to discover the truth
public interest -- (n) [U] used when talking about people's rights to know the facts about a particular situation:
deprive (of) -- (vb) [T] to take something, especially something necessary or pleasant, away from someone
pitiful -- (adj) making people feel sympathy
incident -- (n) [C] an event which is either unpleasant or unusual
incidence-- [C usually singular] formal an event, or the rate at which something happens
mnemonic -- (n)[C] something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something

Man, 73, held for indecent assault of schoolgirls @ The Standard