68-year-old man molests 2 maids, asks them for massage in Dubai
Marie Nammour /Dubai
A man has been charged with two counts of molestation in Dubai.
The 68-year-old Austrian investor allegedly lured two Filipina maids on two separate occasions to his flat and then molested them inside his bedroom.
The first maid, 31, said that a�few months prior to the reported incident, the other maid told her that the accused had sexually harassed her.
"She recounted to me how he asked her to go inside his bedroom then massage him. He took off her clothes, kissed her and molested her. He then let her go."
The maid added: "At 9pm on March 17, I went to his flat upon his request as I also worked for him. He told me to go inside his room to give him a�massage."
She was worried he would try something with her the way he did with her colleague.
"I put my mobile phone on a table on video mode. He sat on a couch and told me to get close," she told the prosecutor.
She claimed he hugged and molested her after removing her clothes. She lodged a complaint shortly after leaving the flat.
The other maid, 34, gave a similar account of what the defendant did to her, alleging it took place on January 25.
A policeman said they received an attempted rape report in the morning of March 18.
"We found the two women crying and looking scared. One of them showed us a video clip capturing the incident. When confronted with the footage, the accused tried to be elusive. We took him into custody."
The video clip stored on the maid's phone was checked by experts from the general directorate of criminal evidence and criminology. It has been used as public prosecution evidence.
He denied the charges at the Dubai Court of First Instance.
The court will issue a ruling on November 29.
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