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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 3 March 2021

Dubai manager jailed for raping maid while she slept

Pakistani, 36, sentenced to 10 years to be followed by deportation

The Pakistani, 36, told officers he went to the maid’s room to fix a lock.
The Pakistani, 36, told officers he went to the maid’s room to fix a lock.

A Dubai manager was jailed for 10 years for raping his maid as she slept.

Dubai Criminal Court heard that the Ugandan maid, 30, woke up on the morning of August 18 of last year to find her sponsor raping her.

“I am a heavy sleeper and didn’t feel him touching me,” the woman said.

Judges were told the maid screamed at her sponsor and pushed him away.

“When I opened my eyes, I was startled and started screaming. I asked him what he was doing and then pushed him away.”

The man immediately left the room while the woman ran outside and called the police.

“When we arrived at the villa in Al Barsha area, we found the woman outside scared and crying,” a policeman said.

The Pakistani, 36, told officers he went to the maid’s room to fix a lock.

“He told us she made no reaction to what he was doing so he thought she wanted it,” the officer said.

The man denied the charge but was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He will be deported after his jail term.

Updated: January 21, 2021 05:49 PM

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