11-year-old girl pleads guilty in Hong Kong ‘rampage of hooliganism’

August 14th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Hong Kong, Aug 14 (DPA) An 11-year-old girl gang member pleaded guilty before a Hong Kong court after a crime spree involving three burglaries and two robberies, a news report said Thursday. She entered her plea Wednesday for robbery and burglary involving $3,500 between January and March this year, the South China Morning Post said.

Some of her victims were lured into meetings with the girl via internet chat rooms and were then bound and robbed by other gang members.

A probation report submitted to the court said the girl had a history of running away and skipping school.

She also spent nights having sex in a love hotel with her boyfriend, one of the gang members accused with her.

The 18-year-old boyfriend and a second teenager were jailed earlier this month for five years for what the magistrate described as a “rampage of pure hooliganism” with the girl.

The magistrate expressed alarm at the girl’s lack of self-control. The case was adjourned until Sep 3 to allow for further probation reports. She was remanded in custody at a juvenile centre.

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