Tutor jailed for indecently assaulting 12-year-old girl in Discovery Bay
- Written by arounddb, 13 July 2016
An American tutor been jailed for three months for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl at her home in Discovery Bay in 2015.
The court heard how Ronald William Hevey, 44, held the girl's hand and kissed her on the lips during a private tutoring session on September 19 last year. He then attempted to look at her breasts.
The ruling comes just 15 months after Hevey was sentenced to two weeks in jail for indecently assaulting a female student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Handing down the sentence, the magistrate said that Hevey was not mentally ill, and that a jail term was inevitable due to his previous conviction.
Angry citizens have raised questions about why Hevey was allowed to remain in Hong Kong and have called for him to be deported.