x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Man raped sister's nanny as nieces slept, Dubai court hears

The salesman denies the charge, claiming the sex was with the nanny's consent.

DUBAI // A man raped his sister's nanny while his two nieces slept in the same room, a court heard today.

Prosecutors said that FM, 26, an Iranian salesman, attacked the 29-year-old Filipina at midnight on June 12 while she was sleeping in the same room with his two nieces - a one-year-old and four-year-old.

He knocked on the door and when the maid answered she noticed he was drunk. "He pushed me on the floor and raped me," said the nanny.

The nanny said she did not dare tell her employer about the attack and instead ran away to seek help from her embassy.

"I waited until my employer's wife left the house and as soon as I found a good opportunity to escape I did," she said. "The embassy took me to the police and hospital."

The salesman was charged in the Criminal Court with rape. He denied the charge, claiming the sex was with the nanny's consent.

The next hearing is expected on December 23.

wissa@thenational.ae