The High Court in Hong Kong. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The High Court in Hong Kong. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A 36-year-old man of Pakistani origin was jailed for six-and-a-half years by the High Court in Hong Kong on Wednesday after pleading guilty to rape and theft.

Shahid Imran-younas, who came to Hong Kong in 1994, was accused of raping a 28-year-old female screenwriter in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, and also of stealing her mobile phone, the Oriental Daily reported.

Judge Anthea Pang reprimanded the man’s behavior which had caused serious psychological damage to the victim, leading her to move out her residence.

The victim became emotionally unstable after the incident, felt frightened about sexual behavior and is now getting psychological therapy, according to the psychological assessment report.

The judge added that the defendant committed the crime five months after he was released from jail in April in 2017, adding that he used violence on the victim and took her phone, all aggravating factors when assessing the sentence.

The attack took place at 3am on September 15 last year, when the woman, whose name was withheld to protect her privacy, was returning to her residence in Sham Shui Po after spending time with her boyfriend.

As she returned to her building, the accused appeared behind her and asked her for a cigarette. She turned him down.

After she opened the security gate, the man dragged her to the rear of her building and raped her. He also took her mobile phone before he fled.

Read: Pakistani pleads guilty to rape and theft in Hong Kong