Worker jailed for raping sponsor’s housemaid

DUBAI - A male domestic worker was given five-year imprisonment on Sunday as he was found guilty of the charge of raping a maid who worked for the same sponsor.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Tue 23 Aug 2011, 12:15 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:11 AM

The Court of First Instance also ordered that the 25-year-old Bangladeshi worker be deported after serving his jail term.

The verdict can be appealed within 15 days at the Court of Appeal.

The incident dates back to April 22 last year when the worker forced himself on the Filipina maid as she was alone in her room at her sponsor’s with the door open.

“He entered and locked the door. He then pulled me to bed and undressed me. He had forced sex with me,” the 37-year-old Filipina maid told the police.

The defendant told the investigating prosecutor that on that day he was drunk and he had consensual sex with the maid. The sponsor’s Indian driver said that he saw the accused running away from the maid’s room and leaving the house on that day. “She was crying and so scared. I told her to call the police,” the driver said.

The semen traces found in the maid’s body and on her bed blanket matched with the defendant’s, according to the report of the General Department of Criminal Evidence.

mary@khaleejtimes.com



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