(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 30-year-old victim told investigators that prior to the rape the man had sexually harassed her several times.
an emirati man who was sentenced to life for raping his maid had the punishment reduced to five years at a re-trial in the court of first instance.
the 29-year-old had contested the march verdict delivered in absentia.
the incident occurred in november when the man’s wife was in hospital. he asked the indonesian maid to go to his bedroom to iron clothes followed her in and then raped her after locking the door.
the 30-year-old victim told investigators that prior to the rape the man had sexually harassed her several times.
on the day the incident occurred she said he rang her up late at night and asked her to give him a massage.
when she refused saying she didn’t know how to give massages he arrived outside her room and ordered her to come out.
though she refused when she went to the kitchen early next day to prepare breakfast the man came in and asked her to iron his clothes.
as she went to the hall he pushed her inside his room threatened to kill her if she did not shut up and raped her. after the act he also forced her to take dh200.
she contacted the indonesian embassy and the recruitment office and was instructed to seek police help.
medical reports showed the dna traces of the semen found on the victim’s body matched the man’s.
the re-trial verdict can be appealed within 15 days.