x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Man accused of sex outside of marriage proposes to pregnant Filipina maid in Dubai court

A man accused of having sex with a maid and getting her pregnant proposed to her in court.

DUBAI // A man accused of having sex with a maid and getting her pregnant proposed to her in court.

“Yes I love her and the baby she is carrying is my baby, I want to marry her. If you allow me I will ask her to marry me,” he told the court.

When the woman said yes, J B, 37, asked the judge for Dh200 as an allowance to use in detention.

The couple were arrested in J B’s Sharjah apartment on October 30 when police raided the Emirati’s residence to arrest him over a separate assault and kidnap case, the court heard.

Police found him living with P A and that she was pregnant. Both confessed to having sex outside of marriage.

At the Dubai Court of Misdemeanours on Wednesday, J B confessed to having consensual sex with Filipina P A, 29.

P A also confessed to the same charge.

The date of the next hearing has yet to be determined.

salamir@thenational.ae