Man accused of raping maid as she slept in Dubai villa

The Pakistani accused, 36, told officers he went to the woman's room to fix a lock

The man did not appear at the hearing at Dubai Criminal Court because police said he was out on bail. 
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A man has been accused of raping a domestic worker as she slept.

Dubai Criminal Court was told the 30-year-old women woke up on August 18 to find her sponsor on top of her.

She screamed and escaped the house before alerting police.

“I am a heavy sleeper and didn’t feel him on top of me touching my body,” said the Ugandan resident.

“When I opened my eyes, I was startled and screamed asking what he was doing before pushing him away."

Afterwards, the alleged rapist immediately left her room and the woman ran outside and called police.

“We arrived at the villa in Al Barsha area and found the woman outside scared and crying,” said a Dubai police officer.

“She spoke of how her sponsor had raped her while she was sleeping and that she is a heavy sleeper."

The Pakistani accused, 36, told officers he went to the woman's room to fix a lock.

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

The man - who documents show is in police custody - did not appear in court to enter a plea.

When judges asked why the accused was not brought to court, they were informed he was on bail.

The case was referred back to prosecutors to determine how this happened and judges also ordered an investigation into who approved bail.