A Qatari man, who was charged with raping a Filipina housemaid on the very first day of her employment in his house on August 14, 2005, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, the maid was 17 when the incident occurred.
The Public Prosecution said the accused, 42, had told the recruitment agency that he wanted the maid to take care of his children.
A clerk in a local manpower agency said the accused provided a Philippine visa for the maid within an hour and a half.
“When she went to the house, the maid did not find anyone there except the man, who asked her to clean his room. The accused sexually assaulted the maid even though she put up fierce resistance. He raped her twice within a short time,” the charge-sheet said.
Forensic reports said the maid was a virgin before the incident. Traces of her blood were found on her clothes.
After the incident, the man handed the maid back to the agency saying that she was lazy because of homesickness.
The victim kept silent about the attack for a few days before she told her story to the wife of the clerk.
The clerk called the director of the office, who filed a case with the police.
Source: Gulf Times
Qatarsucks.com comments: The sentence is way too light. What would be the sentence of it had been a Filipino who raped a young Qatari girl? I suspect the punishment would not make it to the newspaper. Please comment on your opinion and tell us if you think this Qatari will really spend years behind bars.
I personally don't think he will. I would love to see this rapists reaction after the sentence, probably something like this: WAIT GUYS, I'M QATARI AND SHE IS ONLY AN ASIAN SLAVE GIRL. They will probably just scare him a little and then let him go because hey they are all one big happy tribe.