Dubai worker rapes maid in sponsor's bathroom

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Dubai - He was charged with rape, sexual assault, making criminal threats and breaching a woman's modesty.

By Marie Nammour

Published: Fri 11 Nov 2016, 3:22 PM

Last updated: Fri 11 Nov 2016, 5:28 PM

A 21-year-old worker allegedly raped his sponsor's housemaid in a bathroom of the villa where both worked, a court heard on Thursday.
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The worker, from Pakistan, is accused of intimidating the maid by threatening to beat her up if she screamed or did not do as he wanted.
He was charged with rape, sexual assault, making criminal threats and breaching a woman's modesty.
According to prosecution records, he filmed the maid as she was changing her clothes in her bedroom.
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He threatened to defame her by sending her nude pictures to her parents and also threatened to kill her if she reported him to her sponsor.
When he was brought before the Court of First Instance he denied a rape charge and claimed he had consensual sex with the maid. He also denied that he threatened to defame her with a compromising clip.
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The maid, a 45-year-old Filipina, said that she was in her sponsor's house doing some cleaning work. "I cleaned the sports hall as usual then went inside the bathroom to clean it up when I was surprised by the worker following me there.
"He locked the door and hit me. He took off my clothes forcibly and raped me not listening to me as I told him I am married with children in my home country," she said.
The worker also sexually assaulted her while threatening to kill her if she screamed, she claimed.
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"I told him there was someone in the hall so to scare him and make him let me go".
She put her clothes on and went to her room where she cried. She later told a colleague to inform her sponsor.
She was taken to the police station. "I told the police that the accused filmed me naked. He threatened to send my nude photos to my parents back home".
When the accused learned that the police officers came to apprehend him he deleted the woman's photos.
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The sponsor's 50-year-old Indian cook, said that the maid showed him her bruised arm. "She was crying a lot and was about to faint as she told me what the worker did to her".
A police lieutenant went to the sponsor's house in Al Khawaneej area after receiving the rape complaint in the evening of April 2.
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"She told me that he locked the bathroom's door and undressed her while threatening her with a glass bottle," the officer told the prosecutor.
The defendant admitted during the questioning that he sexually assaulted the maid and snapped pictures of her while naked.
The forensic report showed the maid was sexually assaulted.

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