‘MMA’ fraudster arrested for indecent assault over fake film auditions

Photos: Facebook
Photos: Facebook

The self-described “mixed martial arts expert” who was accused of sexually assaulting women who agreed to appear in “instructional videos” with him has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault.

During a press briefing last night, Inspector Chung Mei-kei of the Sha Tin Criminal Investigation Unit said that the 33-year-old suspect, surnamed Leung, tricked women into meeting him by posting job adverts on a Facebook group for people in the entertainment industry.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Leung is a security guard with no martial arts training or qualifications, nor any connections to the entertainment industry.

Leung reportedly told the women that they had to audition by filming “martial arts videos” with him. Chung said that the filming process took over an hour, during which the suspect would repeatedly use his hands and genitals to molest the women in their “sensitive areas”.

Leung’s victims expressed to the police that they felt harassed by him, but were too shocked to react or fight back.

Four women aged 17 to 52 filed a police report at the Sha Tin Police Station yesterday morning which accused Leung of indecent assault over four separate occasions from April 21 to May 9. Among the four were a student, a model, and a bit-part actor.

Police picked Leung up for questioning at 4pm yesterday on Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin. Chung said during last night’s briefing that Leung is believed to have more victims, who have yet to come forward. Police are appealing to anyone who had been harassed by Leung to contact the Sha Tin District Criminal Investigation Unit (Team 1) by calling 3661 2755.

Leung’s scheme first came to light on Sunday, when singer Vangie Tang shared a number of screenshots of his inappropriate practices on Facebook with a lengthy caption accusing him of “abusing other people’s trust to sate his sexual appetite”. Leung initially defended himself by claiming that he was a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and said that the women were paid performers who “didn’t complain at all” and didn’t “escape”.

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