A person from Togo who raped his Filipina domestic employee after she refused to be his girlfriend has been jailed in Hong Kong for nine years and ordered to pay his sufferer greater than $6,000.
The High Court was informed that Kokou Afla Apelete, aged 37, confirmed no regret even after he was convicted on one depend of rape and different of indecent assault.
Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping mentioned: “I am appalled at what has happened.”
She added that Apelete took full benefit of his helper’s vulnerability and victimised her each bodily and financially.
“This was a very frightening experience for anyone, let alone for someone in the victim’s position who was working in Hong Kong, far away from her family, who entrusted her safety to her employer,” she mentioned.
The helper, who can’t be named for authorized causes, revealed in her affect report that she was turned depressed and simply frightened after the assault.
She additionally informed the court docket she was compelled to take an HIV take a look at as a result of Apelete had not worn a condom.
The sufferer additionally needed to resign from her retail job in the Philippines in order to return to Hong Kong and provides proof.
The court docket was informed that Apelete had approached his helper on a number of events indicating that he wished to begin a relationship, saying he would maintain her household. Although she refused, he endured.
On August 25, 2015, Apelete went house at 1pm, figuring out that his spouse could be at work, and forcibly kissed his sufferer after discovering her cleansing the bathroom.
The helper pleaded and cried, however Apelete mentioned he would let her go provided that she hugged him, so she did as she was informed.
But as a substitute of stopping there, he took off his prime and adopted her into her room to rape her.
“The victim is a small lady, five foot tall, less than 100 pounds heavy,” the choose mentioned. “She tried to keep her legs together, but he was too strong.”
Afterwards, Apelete tried to purchase the lady’s silence by providing to ship cash to her household.
A police report was made after the helper revealed the assault to a good friend on Facebook.