Husband and Maid Cited for Adultery
Daily News, February 4, 2005
P.O. Box 5300, Manama, Bahrain
Phone: 17620222, Fax: 17622141
By Mohammed Aslam
A BAHRAINI man and his wife’s
maid have each been charged with adultery.
But the Filipina maid claims she was repeatedly raped by
the man, who eventually made her pregnant.
The 38-year-old man was estranged from his wife, who
lived at her father’s house with her maid.
But the maid regularly took their children to visit the
father and it is then that the alleged adultery took place, the Lower Criminal
In August last year, the 33-year-old woman told the wife
that she was pregnant by her husband, after being repeatedly forced to have
sex with him.
But the husband denies ever having sex with the maid,
claiming that she wanted to blame somebody after getting pregnant and knew he
and his wife were already having problems.
The prosecution case is that the husband committed
adultery with the maid and that the maid was party to the crime by consenting
to sex with him.
It says the couple had separated and the 31-year-old wife
went to live with her father.
A medical examination last August showed that the maid
was 25 weeks pregnant, said the prosecution.
But the husband’s lawyer said there was no medical or
any other evidence to support the adultery charge, or the maid’s claims that
the husband had raped her or made her pregnant.
He said the medical report showed the maid was pregnant,
but did not identify the husband as the father.
The lawyer also said that the maid was unable to describe
any identifying features of the husband’s body, despite claiming that she
had been forced to massage him and have sex with him while he was completely
“She is lying. She wanted to put the blame on my client
when she got pregnant, because there was a marital problem between the husband
and wife,” said the lawyer.
The maid claimed that the husband forced her into sex
every time she took the children to see him and also forced her to watch and
re-enact acts in pornographic films.
She said the husband first began raping her in March last
year and a month later she realised she was pregnant.
“I was scared and he asked me not to tell the madam. I
also did not want to add more problems between them,” she told police.
“In May 2004 I travelled to the Philippines and thought
of getting an abortion, but then I changed my mind and returned to Bahrain.
“When my pregnancy reached its fourth month I told
madam about it. I told her that her husband sexually assaulted me and made me
pregnant.” The case was adjourned until February 14, when a verdict is
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