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Salesman jailed and caned for molesting woman

A salesman who followed a woman to her Housing Board block and molested her was yesterday sentenced to two years' jail and three strokes of the cane.

Chen Bingwei, 28, got into a lift with the 23-year-old woman, last Dec 29 at 12.05am.

He then followed her along the third storey corridor and asked if he could use her mobile phone, but she rejected him.

He persisted. Sensing something was wrong, she decided to walk down the stairs to the ground floor.

At the staircase landing, he pushed her to the wall. She yelled but he covered her mouth with his hand.

He then told her not to shout, moved his hand into her top and bra and grabbed her breasts.

Chen tried to move his hands into her shorts but could not.

She struggled and shouted. After some time, Chen stopped what he was doing and left.

Shocked, the victim started to cry. Neighbours came out of their flats and the victim called her husband, who took her home and called the police.

Chen was traced through police camera footage.

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