x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Drunk man who raped maid at knifepoint gets 10 years in jail

Man who broke into a villa and raped a maid at knifepoint while drunk is sentenced to ten years in prison.

DUBAI // A man who raped a maid at knifepoint while drunk was jailed for 10 years today.

A?M, 28, knocked on the door of the maid's sponsor's villa in Al Qusais at 3.30am. She answered, believing it was a fellow domestic.

He barged in wearing a mask and waved a knife, demanding sex and threatening to kill her if she refused.

"I gave in to his wishes out of fear," said the maid. Her attacker left straight after the rape and stole her mobile phone.

The rapist, who is stateless and homeless, struck on September 30 last year. At the Criminal Court last July, he did not enter a plea but prosecutors said he had previously confessed and admitted he was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Forensics experts found traces of his DNA in the maid's room.

He was convicted of rape, theft, trespassing and drinking alcohol without a licence.

He will be deported after his prison term.

salamir@thenational.ae