A Filipina domestic worker was accused of abusing an 11-year-old boy and is facing different charges.
The 11-year-old victim who’s only named as “X”, testifies against the Pinay worker and was the first witness to be called during the trial in Kowloon City court.
Instructed by magistrate
At first, the boy was instructed by Magistrate Raymond Wong through a video chat. Telling the boy that he could only speak with him and the prosecution and defense lawyer.
The magistrate then proceeds to his questions meant to assess his understanding of the situation. When asked by the magistrate if he knew the difference between telling the truth and telling a lie, the victim promptly replied,
“Telling the truth is telling facts, telling a lie is no one would believe you. “
Different from the earlier interview
The recent interview of the boy by the magistrate was very different from his interview when he was much younger. The victim now looked serious and replied immediately when asked questions. Very different from his interview before in which he looked bored and not interested.
The recent session was only for viewing two interview videos with the boy recorded in Cantonese by the prosecution, happened on Nov. 5, 2018, and Jan 3, 2019.
The accused, Angelo Vivo, who denied the allegations, sat quietly and watched the interview video of the victim playback on the big screen.
Angelo Vivo was charged with three charges of ill-treatment and two of indecent assault.
The ill-treatment allegedly happened in February 2016 near the Yaumatei Fire Station, the second in July 2016 in the boy’s house, and the third on Sept. 7, 2018, near the Mongkok Police Station.
While the indecent assault allegedly happened between 2016 and 2017 in his home, and again in 2018.