AJMAN // An Egyptian man has been jailed for six years at Ajman Criminal Court for raping a Filipina cleaner.
On September 26 last year, M R, 37, was sent by her manager to clean an apartment in Al Khor Towers in Ajman. While she waited on the customer, the rapist, M M, 34 approached her and asked her to come with him to clean his home. She assumed that he was the customer and went along.
However, when she entered his apartment, he started kissing her, taking off her clothes and forcing himself on her.
“When I went with him to his apartment, he closed the door and while I was asking him about the cleaning, he came close to me and kissed me,” the victim said.
“I tried to get him away from me, I pushed him and ran toward the balcony and I started screaming and asking for help.
“He held and carried me to the living room and started kissing me again. I screamed and he put his hand on my mouth and carried me to the bedroom and put me on the bed and had sex with me while I was crying and begging him to let me go.”
When she left the Egyptian’s flat, she called her manager and told her what had happened.
Filipina manager K K told prosecutors: “At about 1pm, I received a call from a person asking for a maid to clean his house for four hours at Dh120. I sent M R with a driver to the place and, at about 3.30pm, she called me while she was crying and told me what happened with her.
“I called the customer, who told me that the maid did not come, so we knew that she went to the wrong person, and then I took her to the police station.”
The defendant admitted that he had sex with the woman but said she had agreed to it after he gave her Dh100.
“I saw her near the parking lots of the towers and I stopped my car and asked her to come and clean my flat,” he said.
“I agreed with her to pay Dh40 per hour and she came with me. When she entered the living room, she asked me about where the cleaning items were, I told her to drink something and I gave her water and a soft drink.
“Then she told me that she will do me a massage and I agreed but we negotiated about the price as she wanted Dh200 and I told her I will pay Dh100 and she agreed.”
He added that she only filed a case against him because she wanted Dh200 and he didn’t agree to that. He also claimed she stole Dh1,000 from his apartment.
The attacker will be deported after serving his jail term, and he was told to pay Dh21,000 in compensation to his victim.
Source: uae news