An Asian housemaid in Abu Dhabi waited for her Arab employer and his wife to go out before laying their one-year-old boy naked on the bed, took her clothes off and raped him, unaware of the hidden cameras installed in the house.
The film showed the maid and the baby both naked as she sat on top of him, ignoring his cries because of pain.
Annoyed by his non-stop cries, the maid then beat the baby and placed a pillow on his face to stiffle his noise as she continued abusing him.
She was arrested in the capital.
The prosecutor accused the maid of raping the baby and endangering his life. When she was shown the film, she confessed to her crime.
Quoted by the semi-official daily Alittihad, a prosecution source said the maid faces up to 15 years in jail in line with the federal law meting out such punishment against crimes involving rape of people under 14 years.
“The UAE deals firmly with any thing that endangers children and harms them physically and psychologically..…under the law, the parents bear the responsibility to protect their children against such dangers,” the source said.
“The prosecution office is very much worried about the growing phenomenon of families relying heavily on maids to look after their children…the UAE law considers that parents leaving their child alone with a maid amounts to an act of endangering others’ life…this crime is punishable under law.”
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