Tue, Mar 16, 2004 - Page 4 News List

Elmer Fung answers summons in Filipina rape investigation

By Jimmy Chuang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Former New Party legislator Elmer Fung, right, is accompanied by his wife, Peng Yeh-ping, as he arrives at the Shihlin District Prosecutors' Office in Taipei yesterday for questioning over the alleged rape of a Filipina housekeeper.

PHOTO: YEH CHIH-MING, TAIPEI TIMES

Protesting his innocence, former New Party legislator Elmer Fung (馮滬祥) yesterday reported to Shihlin prosecutors after being summonsed over allegations he raped a Filipina housekeeper.

Talking to reporters before entering the prosecutors' office for questioning, Fung held what he said was a record of mobile-phone transactions in his hand, saying that he was talking on the phone with different people at the time he was accused of raping the housekeeper, who has been identified only by her first name, Rose.

"These people I talked to could be my witnesses. But I have no idea whether they would testify for me," Fung said.

"But how could I have done whatever I was accused of while I was talking on the phone?" he said.

Prosecutors have completed a DNA test but because of a court order have not said whether the result of the tests implicated Fung.

Questioning ended at around 5pm. Fung left immediately and without further comment.

Shihlin District Prosecutors' Office spokesman Wang Jen-kuei (王壬貴) said that prosecutors were still trying to contact Rose and persuade her to return to Taiwan to testify.

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