Dubai Man, 62, Accused of Raping Filipino Helper, 52
A Filipino domestic worker in Dubai has accused her employer of raping her several times and threatening to beat her should she speak out about the incident.
The helper, 52, said during a police investigation that she arrived in the United Arab Emirates in September 2016 on a visa sponsored by her employer. She added that her employer, 62, began to rape her in March.
“He raped and sexually assaulted me on several occasions and each time he would threaten to assault me if I did not do as he pleased,” she said, according to Khaleej Times.
On the day she filed the complaint, October 4, he had raped her again but instead of suffering in silence, she decided to risk the “consequences” he allegedly threatened her with and contacted police.
“He forced himself on me after he threatened me as usual. I tried to keep him away but stopped when he threatened me. I felt so scared and did not scream because there was no one but us in the flat,” the victim said.
A forensic investigation at the police station found that she was raped. Bruises were visible on her body, the report said.