Chen Facing Rape Charge

Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Hao Chen
Hao Chen

A 23-year-old man charged with rape said in a text message to the alleged victim that he was extremely intoxicated and the alcohol got the best of him.

Facing the charge is Hao Chen, who works at a Chattanooga restaurant but gave his address as Decherd, Tn.

The alleged victim said on Aug. 24, Hao told her it was his birthday and he did not have any plans. She said they agreed to celebrate by having a few drinks together at her apartment.

She said Hao arrived with a case of beer and they began drinking the beer and vodka with her roommate and her roommate's friend.

The woman said they went to her bedroom and Hao asked her to shut the door. She said she drank too much so she lay down in bed, fully clothed and on top of the covers. She said Hao came out of the bathroom, turned out the light, and got in bed with her.

She said he began fondling her and she told him to stop and slapped his hands away.

The woman said he proceeded to remove her pants and to molest her with his hands. She said it "hurt really bad" and she was "whimpering" a lot.

She said Hao abruptly stopped and he held her from behind all night while they slept. 

The woman later went to the Rape Crisis Center for an exam.

She showed police numerous text messages from Hao in which he said he "couldn't help it" due to his intoxication.

He said he was sorry and he "did not want this to ruin their relationship." 

 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BAKER, JUSTIN CHARLES     9044 WACONDA SHORE DRIVE CHATTANOOGA, 37416     26     Hamilton County          VIOLATION OF PROBATION (POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA)     VIOLATION OF PROBATION (EVADING ARREST) BETTIS, CHRISTOPHER ... (click for more)

Man With 9 Prior Burglary Felonies Gets 24 Years, 2 Months In Federal Prison After Gun Conviction

Victor Stitt, 32, of Manchester, was sentenced to serve 290 months in prison after his prior nine felonies qualified him as an armed career criminal.   He appeared before Judge Sandy. Mattice, who presided over his trial in April.           During the trial, the jury was told that Coffee County Sheriff’s deputies responded ... (click for more)

Dirt Decision At Camp Jordan May Come Back To Haunt East Ridge Councilmen

Wow. I thought the arrival of Bass Pro Shop would help bring East Ridge back to a position of prominence in the Chattanooga area, but the Council proved otherwise last night.  To the council - There is a reason that the developers want that dirt: It's valuable . You currently own it and the developer wants it. Bass Pro has already agreed to set up shop. They were going ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Goodbye To My Scooter

The month of August turned out to be unkind, with my dog, my favorite aunt and my magnificent mother all dying within three weeks’ time. As I finally begin to push out the three newest dents in my soul, my habit has been to write something akin to a goodbye note to those I have loved. I’m not ready for Aunt Martha and Mother yet – not by a stretch -- but I remembered Scooter with ... (click for more)

Baylor Ends Big Week With Win Over GPS

The Baylor volleyball team probably doesn't get many days off during the week in midseason, but they earned a day off on Tuesday following a long and successful stretch in the last eight days. The Lady Red Raiders, won 10 of 11 matches in the last eight days, including a big win over arch-rival GPS on the road Monday night.  As a result, coach Sarah Lail urged her girls ... (click for more)

UTC's Hudson Named Special Teams Player Of The Week

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Tommy Hudson is the Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced today.  Hudson scored twice in the Mocs 42-6 win at Austin Peay on Saturday .  Hudson returned three punts for 65 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown in the third quarter.  That added to his 33-yard receiving ... (click for more)