Chen Facing Rape Charge

Wednesday, September 4, 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." 

 


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