The former abusive employer of Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was sentenced to six years in prison and fined HK$15,000 in the District Court yesterday morning.
Law Wan-tung, 44, was convicted two weeks ago of 18 of 20 charges, eight of which accused her of assaulting and criminally intimidating Erwiana and another Indonesian maid, Tutik Lestari Ningsih.
Law has been held in custody since the end of the 16-day trial.
The guilty verdict came after District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock found Erwiana was "too simple" to lie about the abuse she suffered, including the time Law twisted a metal tube from a vacuum cleaner in the maid's month, causing cuts to her lips. For this particular assault, Law was found guilty of "inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent", the most serious charge of all.