A teenage boy in Hong Kong allegedly suffered several inhumane abuses from his mother’s ex-boyfriend.
The 13-year-old victim recounted in court how he was forced to drink two cups of urine and was spat on the face after being hit on his head and genitals multiple times in April last year. The suspect even took photos of the boy while he was being abused at home.
In the boy’s testimony heard at a local court in Tuen Mun, he said that the police had been informed of the alleged abuse which began the summer before, with the ex-boyfriend slapping him several times in the back of his head as punishment for running too slowly during a sporting exercise.
Later, when the boy told his mom about the incident and the man found out, he got his back and stomach kicked repeatedly until his skin began to peel, according to the South China Morning Post.
“Like he was kicking a ball,” the boy said. “Many times.”
The boy was able to seek help from a social workers at school after the most recent attack. He was brought to the hospital and after a physical examination, it was revealed that he sustained bruises on his penis and the back of his head.
Charged with two counts of willfully assaulting a child, one of willfully neglecting a child and another of wilful ill treatment of a child, the 41-year-old man pleaded “not guilty” before deputy magistrate Minnie Wat Lai-man.
The boy has accused the suspect of swearing and hitting him with a wooden back-scratching tool on April 12 last year. He said that he was also hit multiple times at the back of his head and on his penis after he was told to remove his clothes.
He was then ordered to fill his mother’s toothbrush cup with urine scooped up from the toilet bowl and was instructed to drink two cups of the unsanitary liquid while the man took pictures.
“I wanted to vomit,” the boy said.
The defense attorney questioned why no one witnessed the alleged abuse that reportedly took place at the sports ground and wondered why the boy did not shout or defended himself.
“Did you tell your mom: ‘Uncle has hit me before; don’t let him in’?” the counsel asked the boy.
“I did, my mother said he wouldn’t hit me,” the boy replied.
The case is still being investigated and heard at Tuen Mun Court.