The Criminal Court sentenced the maid to six months in prison to be followed by deportation.
Amir Al Sunny, Staff Reporter
FUJAIRAH: The Court of Appeal in Fujairah has sentenced an African housemaid to three months in jail to be followed by deportation over sexually harassing a child.
The convict who was working for a family to care after their daughter had reportedly practised indecent acts with the girl. This had been discovered by the mother who noticed that her daughter was suffering from fatigue and behaving differently. She tried to know the reason behind suffering of her daughter. The latter pointed to the maid when her mother asked her “what is wrong with you?”
The girl’s father instantly lodged a complaint with the police against the maid, who had been arrested and detained to be referred to the Court. But she was cleared of the charge by the Court of First Instance when the medical report denied the girl’s exposure to harassment.
The girl’s father appealed against the judgment demanding to examine her by forensic expert who proved occurrence of harassment.
In another recent case, a penniless runaway maid who sold her two-week-old illegitimate daughter to an undercover cop at Dhs10, 000 failed to win a more lenient penalty.
The African maid, 30, and her compatriot colleague, 28, made use of the baby’s weakness to offer her for sale in breach of her dignity, prosecutors explained. Both denied the charge in court.
The Criminal Court sentenced the maid to six months in prison to be followed by deportation and sentenced the colleague to three months in prison to be followed by deportation. Both appealed.
The Appeals Court cleared the colleague. The colleague had told police and prosecutors that she protested the maid’s decision to sell the baby.
“I escorted her because she was in a bad psychological state.”
In prosecution records, the maid absconded from Abu Dhabi. She worked at different places. A friend told her an Emirati man was searching for a maid to work for a family against Dhs2, 000 monthly.
She accepted to meet him. The man took her to a flat in Umm Al Quwain. They engaged in affairs for around ten days. Thereafter, he handed her Dhs500, chucked her at a street and ordered go away. She delivered in Ajman with her colleague’s help and some advice from a woman abroad. She contacted the man to provide necessary assistance.
The Fujairah Misdemeanors Court has heard four different cases related to the use and possession of drugs and violation of regular examination procedures and rules.
The Criminal Court of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday looked into the case of a European woman accused of drinking alcohol without a license and beating up a cop who was trying to arrest her. She allegedly caused damages to the rear of the police patrol vehicle, in addition to breaking its glass, the Court heard.
The Fujairah Court of Cassation on Tuesday looked into the case in which five Africans, including two women were accused of adultery, other indecent acts and abuse of alcohol.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court has adjourned to July 30 a case in which an Arab was charged with abusing methamphetamine, driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs, possessing bullets, colliding with a police vehicle and resisting policemen who tried to arrest him.
Conditions in Salvadoran prisons have come under greater scrutiny after the government in April released startling photos of hundreds of jailed gang members stripped to underwear and pressed together in formation, drawing strong criticism from human rights groups.
It said there would be no limits on the number of visitors allowed to visit people in their own homes but they must ensure that there is enough space for everyone to keep their distance from each other and make sure there is enough fresh air.
Restrictions will be lifted in three phases, culminating in the curfew completely ending — with the exception of the holy city of Makkah — from June 21, the state news agency reported in a statement early on Tuesday.