In another serious incident, a woman from Ireland said she was sexually assaulted twice by a group on motorbikes as she was walking her dog on the street.
In response to these attacks, the expat community in Hanoi has created a Facebook group called “Hanoi Nightwatch” to offer victims a platform to report cases of sexual assault and suggest several ways in which members can protect themselves. So far the group has attracted 2,600 members.
Matt Gooch, a staff member of British Council, has been living and working in Vietnam for nine years and said that his friends have been victims of sexual assaults.Matt Gooch, a staff member of the British Council is searching for the sexual predators as his friends are the victims.
These incidents have made him very angry and prompted him to search for the sexual predators many times, although he has so far failed to find them.
According to police forces, cases involving harassment can now carry a fine of up to US$75, while sexual assaults can lead to more serious criminal charges.