x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Employer jailed after maid falls pregnant with his baby

Man continued to deny his guilt despite DNA tests that proved he was the father.

A man who impregnated his maid was sentenced to six months in prison yesterday as he continued to deny his guilt despite DNA tests that proved he was the father.

MS, an Emirati, was convicted in the Criminal Court of First Instance of having sex out of wedlock.He must pay a Dh50,000 fine for employing the maid, who he did not sponsor.

The maid, KN, an Ethiopian, was sentenced to three months and deportation. According to Sharia, a baby that is the result of sex outside wedlock does not have the right to inherit from the father or to claim his citizenship.