HONG KONG: A Filipino domestic helper has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Hong Kong for having forced sex with an eight-year-old boy for nearly two years.
The 45-year-old woman was convicted in February on three counts of indecent assault, stemming from allegations she had repeatedly sexually assaulted the boy between 2011 and 2013, reported EJ Insight.
District Court Judge Johnny Chan reportedly said the defendant had violated her personal integrity when she molested a minor who was in her care.
The boy, now 13, had said in a video deposition that he did not tell his parents about the incident until last year, worried he might have gotten the woman pregnant, the report said.
A psychologist reportedly testified that the boy continues to have nightmares from the trauma and cries at night.
He is also consumed by shame and would often hide in the toilet, angry at what happened, the psychologist was quoted as saying by the news portal.
The boy has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and needs a long time to recover, the court heard.