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Lan Kwai Fong worker jailed for anal rape

Winnie Chong

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Lan Kwai Fong bar attendant has been sentenced to four years and nine months' imprisonment for the anal rape of a 20-year-old Australian- Chinese woman on New Year's Day.

Gurung Sanjeev, a 28-year-old Nepalese, was convicted by a seven- member jury, which also acquitted him on two other counts of raping the woman.

The High Court was told that the woman got drunk and Sanjeev took her to a motel in Wan Chai.

Deputy Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court Albert Wong Sung-hau said although the victim was under the influence of alcohol, she could remember the events that transpired since she was not totally unconscious.

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He added it was also clear to him that the victim did not want to have anal sex but that Sanjeev persisted - and that constituted anal rape.

Sanjeev, who did not use a condom, was examined and cleared of any sexually transmitted diseases.

The victim has returned to Australia to study and is said to be in a relationship with a man.

The judge said Sanjeev deserved five years in jail but he cut the sentence by three months in view of his voluntary work record.

Sanjeev's lawyer pleaded that he did not intend to assault the girl and that it was unfair to place all the blame on his client.

The court heard earlier that the victim went to Lan Kwai Fong to look for her friends on the evening of January 1.

When she could not find her friends she went to a bar, where Sanjeev served her champagne and liquor.

She became drunk and hailed a taxi to go home, but Sanjeev followed her into the cab.

The victim had recounted that Sanjeev sexually assaulted her in a motel on Lockhart Road.

She felt pain when he entered her from behind and shouted at him to stop. She then checked herself in the toilet and found she was bleeding.

She later talked with a male friend and met a pastor before she decided to report the incident to the police.


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