Assault left Crown employee ‘lost’

A Crown Casino employee looked “lost” in the moments after she was allegedly indecently assaulted by a wealthy Chinese businessman in a lift in the complex, a court has heard.

Xiangcai Yun is alleged to have touched the woman’s breasts and restrained her in the lift of the Crown Towers hotel about 8.30pm on February 7, 2011. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault and false imprisonment.

In Mr Yun’s trial in the County Court, Yeung Cheng said he was the woman’s then supervisor and that she reported the alleged incident to him when she did not know what to do.

“She looked a bit lost, like she didn’t know what to do,” Mr Cheng said when asked about the woman’s demeanour. Mr Cheng, who no longer works at the casino, told the court he then reported the matter to management.

Earlier, another Crown employee denied changing his evidence to make it appear more favourably towards Mr Yun.

The court heard Herbert Jia, a marketing executive with the casino, was in the lift with Mr Yun, the woman and another Crown employee. But he and the other employee got out when asked by the businessman to retrieve his mobile phone from the 39th floor of the hotel.

Under questioning from prosecutor Rebekah Sleeth, Mr Jia denied changing the statement he gave to police to evidence which reflected more favourably towards Mr Yun.

Speaking through a translator, Mr Jia said he was unsure if some matters were effectively translated when he first spoke with police, and that he did not know “which evidence is good for who”.

The trial before Judge Jane Campton continues

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