Poetic justice for HK Taoist truck driver
Sent down to judge's words of (real) Zen master
The Hong Kong truck driver who duped an aspiring model into having ritual sex with him has been jailed for six years and nine months, HK's The Standard reports.
Au Yeung Kwok-fu, 55, posed as a Taoist Mao Shan master to have his evil way with the unnamed 19-year-old on nine occasions between April and December 2007. He claimed he had the power to grant her career success, but all she got was an unwanted pregnancy which she subsequently aborted.
Au Yeung was earlier this month found guilty of nine counts of "unlawful sexual intercourse under false pretences", and District Court judge Stanley Chan Kwong-chi this week sent him down, despite the defence presenting over 20 "mitigation letters" which praised the defendant's kindness and, in some cases, his "super power".
In passing sentence, Judge Chan said: "It is not a crime for the female victim to be superstitious or ignorant, but the defendant abused her trust and duped her into having sex with him. He is a few decades older than her and she had no affection for him.
"In order to impose a deterrent effect, the court has to heavily punish those who harm ignorant girls and the underprivileged."
Chan enigmatically concluded by quoting a real Zen master, who apparently enlightened: "Flowers blossom in spring; the moon shines in autumn; the breeze blows in summer; snow falls in winter. It will be the best season of all times if no trivial matters linger in your mind." ®
Au Yeung's victim has now left the modelling industry, The Standard notes.
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