x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Man tried to rape family maid, court hears

Prosecutors claimed that Emirati KA entered the room where the 29-year-old Indonesian was working, removed a towel wrapped around his waist and hugged her against her will.

DUBAI// A 20-year-old man denied molesting and attempting to rape his family’s maid when he appeared at Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday.

Prosecutors claimed that Emirati defendant K A, entered the room where the 29-year-old Indonesian was working, removed a towel wrapped around his waist and hugged her against her will.

“I had been in the country for six months only and there was only the defendant’s crippled grandmother at the house when the incident happened on November 15 last year,” said the maid in her testimony.

She claimed K A locked the door of the room then started kissing her and telling her he loved her and wanted her to love him back.

The woman resisted but K A pushed her onto a sofa and tried to lift up her dress.

“He tried to rape me but I fought back and bit him three times on his hand before he got up to wash himself,” she said.

She said she ran to the grandmother’s room and told her and another maid what had happened.

The grandmother fell ill at the news was taken to hospital by the defendant’s mother, hence the maid’s complaint was ignored.

But later that night, the maid went to the police on her own accord.

He was arrested after a forensic report confirmed traces of his DNA on the maid’s body.

A verdict is expected on March 2.

salamir@thenational.ae