In the United Arab Emirates, engaging in sexual activity outside marriage is considered illegal.
A Filipina domestic helper was on trial after she engaged in sexual activity with a fellow Filipino inside the home of her employer in Dubai.
According to the 74-year-old employer of the accused, the Filipina gave her lover access to his home in Al Gusais last June 29, 2018. Their illegal activity came to light when the employer’s friend saw pictures of the couple on Facebook.
“She was working with us for six years, and I used to leave the villa as I’m a resident of Ras Al Khaimah,” he said in the report. “A friend told me that he saw pictures of her with a man inside my villa. I checked her Facebook account and saw the photos,” says the employer.
To provide further proof of the incident, the employer decided to install CCTV in the area so she can catch the 34-year-old domestic helper.
It was found out that the Filipina let a fellow Filipino and another Indian driver into her employer’s villa.
All the photos captured by the Emirati employer was later presented to the domestic helper. She admitted the accusations, stating that she allowed her boyfriend to enter the villa to have sexual activity with him.
Aside from having sexual activity outside of marriage, it was also found out that the Filipino stole the diamond ring of her employer amounting to 5,000 dirhams (PhP 73,100).
“My wife lost a diamond ring and I saw the maid wearing the ring in one of the photos,” the employer said. “She confessed that she stole the ring.”
The Filipina domestic helper was charged with theft and sex out of wedlock while her boyfriend has yet to be caught. For the Indian driver who entered to employer’s villa, he was later charged with trespassing.