Hong Kong: Man accused of concealing his sex to rape lesbian cleared of all charges

Editor’s note: We have been following this story since it first appeared. For personal reasons we were unable to post it until now. Hence why we have included all three stories.

Man “pretending to be woman” on trial for raping lesbian

A 30-year-old man is on trial for rape after he allegedly lured a lesbian to have sex with him while pretending to be a woman.

Tsang Tsz-ho, 30, is on trial in High Court today (Mon) as he appeared in front of a jury of six men and a woman.

Prosecution said Tsang got to know the victim on lesbian dating platforms Butterfly and Her. He called himself “Jan” and said he was a tomboy.

Tsang knew the victim wanted to engage in sadomasochism, and arranged to meet her on February 27, 2020 to a Kwun Tong hotel.The Standard Channel

The victim found out Tsang is a man during sex and questioned him. She repeatedly pushed him away.

She also asked him: “I don’t understand. Why do you go after lesbians?” But Tsang did not answer.

Prosecution said Tsang should know the victim wanted to leave immediately, and that she only promised to have sex because she thought Tsang was a woman.

The victim called the police on the night of incident. Prosecution alleged that Tsang knew full well that she was a lesbian but hid his own sex.

Continue reading: https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/180786/Man-%22pretending-to-be-woman%22-on-trial-for-raping-lesbian (source)

Man on trial for raping lesbian said he did not respond in time to clarify his gender

A 30-year-old man on trial for raping a lesbian while “pretending to be a woman” said he was not aware the dating platform he used is for homosexual women only.

He said he did not clarify about his gender after the lesbian called him “sister”, because he could not respond in time.

Tsang Tsz-ho, 30, pleaded not guilty to raping a woman referred as X in court when they engaged in sadomasochism on February 27, 2020 at a Kwun Tong hotel.

He called himself “Jan” and chose to describe himself as a “tomboy” on lesbian platform Butterfly. X told the court earlier that she would not have agreed to the sex if she knew he was a man.

Testifying in self defense on Monday, Tsang said he did not know Butterfly is for lesbians only.

He said he used different dating apps including Tinder, Skout and HeyMandi from 2014, which do not restrict sexual orientation.

He got to know X on Butterfly in November 2019. He said he was aware that lesbians use the app, but did not think men were banned.

As for why he chose his sexual orientation as “tomboy”, Tsang said he could not log in if he did not choose one of the options. He knew tomboy means a boyish girl.

During conversations with X, the woman called him “elder sister” but he did not clarify. Tsang said he did not respond to the message in time.

X also said she wanted to find “a girl who cares for me”. Tsang replied “I can”, and told the court that he meant he can be a person who cares for her.

Tsang also told the jury that he did not put on any make up nor got into a dress in order to pretend to be woman.

He testifed that when they were in the act, he asked X if she felt comfortable, and she said yes. He thought the answer means she agreed to the sex. 

But then X asked him what was inside her body, and he found the question strange. 

“I was thinking what could it be? I stopped the action,” he said. 

When X started pushing him away, he thought the woman was upset because he did not wear a condom. X then told him: “You are a man? And you did not wear condom.” 

She then threatened to sue him. 

Tsang said he is straight and dates women. 

The trial continues. 

Continue reading: https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/181107/Man-on-trial-for-raping-lesbian-said-he-did-not-respond-in-time-to-clarify-his-gender (source)

Hong Kong man accused of concealing his sex to rape woman cleared of all charges

An unemployed Hong Kong man accused of concealing his sex in order to rape a woman he met on a lesbian forum has been cleared of all charges.

A High Court jury on Friday acquitted Tsang Tsz-ho, 30, after four hours of closed-door deliberations in the midst of a typhoon, which ultimately led to the postponement of all other hearings.

Tsang was found not guilty of rape by a vote of five to two, and cleared of indecent assault by a unanimous vote from the jury of six men and one woman, concluding a 10-day trial before Mr Justice Joseph Yau Chi-lap.

Continue reading: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3151721/hong-kong-man-accused-concealing-his-sex-rape-woman (source)

One response to “Hong Kong: Man accused of concealing his sex to rape lesbian cleared of all charges

  1. Miriam Ben-Shalom

    “Tsang was found not guilty of rape by a vote of five to two, and cleared of indecent assault by a unanimous vote from the jury of six men and one woman,” Of course he was found not guilty. Surprised there were 2 votes to convict.

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