Oddly Enough

Maid in HK court after sex with boss's teenage son

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 45-year-old Indonesian maid admitted having sex with her Hong Kong employer’s 14-year-old son after watching Internet porn together, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

A court heard how the maid, a divorcee and mother of two, had sex with the boy in a relationship that lasted five months, the South China Morning Post reported.

The boy tried to end the affair, but she refused, the paper reported. The teenager eventually confessed to the relationship to the leader of a Christian group he belonged to and the maid was arrested.

The maid, Suwartin, had worked with the boy’s extended family for 11 years and pleaded guilty to five charges of committing an indecent act with an under-age partner, the Post reported.

She later apologised and said she “would live with the shame of what she had done for the rest of her life”, the paper reported.

“She had acted out of loneliness,” the paper quoted the maid’s lawyer as saying.

She will be sentenced in two weeks’ time.

Maids from the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka are often the subject of court cases in richer neighbours such as Hong Kong and Singapore, but usually as victims of abuse rather than offenders.

Reporting by James Pomfret; Editing by Nick Macfie