Duo sentenced for assisting in managing vice establishment
Two persons, charged by the ICAC, were today (September 10) sentenced at the Fanling Magistrates’ Courts for assisting in managing a vice establishment which was revealed in the course of a corruption investigation.
Deng Liping, 39, housewife, was sentenced by Principal Magistrate Mr Don So Man-lung to four months’ imprisonment, suspended for three years; while Chim Tsz-kin, 29, security guard, was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, suspended for three years.
Deng and Chim were also respectively fined $10,000 and $4,000.
The defendants today each pleaded guilty to one count of assisting in the management of a vice establishment, contrary to Section 139(1)(b) of the Crimes Ordinance.
The offences, which took place between September 7 and December 12, 2019, were revealed in the course of an ICAC corruption investigation. Subsequent legal advice sought from the Department of Justice advised bringing those charges against the duo. The relevant corruption investigation is continuing.
The duo admitted that they had assisted in the management of a vice establishment with eight sub-divided rooms in two units in a private residential building in Tai Po.
The court heard that they had introduced prostitutes and the relevant service charges to customers at the vice establishment.
The prosecution was today represented by ICAC officer Wilson Tang.