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." 

 


Many Waldens Ridge Scenes Featured In Stokes Picture Book

A number of early views of Waldens Ridge are among the rarities found in the Stokes Photo Collection. There are many photos of the roads up the mountain showing streetcars, wagons and early autos. There are scenes at Rainbow Lake, Falling Water Falls, Signal Point and other scenic spots. Several photos are included of the Signal Mountain Hotel. The more than 700 photos ... (click for more)

Corker Urges U.S. And Other Nations To Accelerate Efforts To Stop Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Senator Bob Corker issued the following statement on Tuesday, after speaking with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah about the U.S. response to Ebola in West Africa. “As we address this problem, the most important thing for us to do is to contain and stop Ebola in West Africa, and for that reason, I talked with Administrator Shah to receive ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Election Day Fable

Every day I am peppered with emails that friends send to me from across the country so I am unsure of where the fable you are about to read originated. But with early voting for the November general election now in full swing, I think everyone who will -- or will not -- take part in freedom’s greatest privilege should read this story because I believe there is a great lesson contained ... (click for more)

Tennessee Wastes No Time Shifting Attention To Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – L ittle time had passed following Tennessee's 34-3 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday night before the challenge that lies ahead this week crossed the mind of the UT staff. In past years, a loss of that type could have had a lasting impact on the psyche of the team. But  Tennessee coach Butch Jones   still sees his team progressing, both mentally ... (click for more)

Ooltewah's Riley Hickman: 2-for-2 Wins At Cleveland And Talladega

The “Hustler” Riley Hickman of Ooltewah hunkered down this weekend and picked up a pair of wins in Dirt Track competition. Friday night the # R1 “Hickman Manufacturing, American Billett, Austin Trucking, Tucker Mobile Home Service, Allstar Graphics, VP Racing Fuels, RH Designs, Competition Racing Equipment, A-1 Towing, MRC” sponsored CVR / Vic Hill powered machine ... (click for more)