Boy had baby with his maid Court told of fam­ily’s sur­prise at af­fair

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Is­mail Se­bug­waawo @is­mailsebu is­

A teen who kept his fam­ily’s sacked maid as a mistress and vis­ited her for sex has been sent to a ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion cen­tre af­ter their il­licit af­fair was dis­cov­ered.

Abu Dhabi Crim­i­nal Court heard how the boy, 14 at the time, helped se­cure the Asian woman, in her twen­ties, a bed space af­ter she was fired by the fam­ily.

His mother, sus­pi­cious that her son was in love with the woman, had can­celled her con­tract.

But the teen paid the woman’s rent and gave her money and gifts.

Pros­e­cu­tors said he was get­ting the cash from his par­ents, claim­ing it was for go­ing out.

The pair con­tin­ued see­ing each other and the woman fell preg­nant.

“When she got preg­nant, the maid tried to de­liver the baby on her own at their apart­ment but she failed,” said a prose­cu­tor.

“She was taken to hospital and doc­tors in­formed police af­ter she gave birth to a boy.”

The maid con­fessed that the teen was re­spon­si­ble for the preg­nancy and that the af­fair had gone on for some time. He was 16 when ar­rested by police.

“The boy’s fa­ther was shocked when police phoned him, in­form­ing him that his son fa­thered a baby with their for­mer maid,” said pros­e­cu­tors.

Of­fi­cers said the fa­ther went to police with his son stress­ing that these were false claims be­cause the maid had left two years ago.

The boy also de­nied the af­fair, but af­ter a DNA test con­firmed he was the child’s bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther, he ad­mit­ted to be­ing in love with the woman.

The teen was sen­tenced to spend un­spec­i­fied time in ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion.

The maid was given six months in jail and will be de­ported with her child on her re­lease. Ac­cord­ing to law, an il­le­git­i­mate child be­longs to the mother.

The boy’s fa­ther was shocked when police told him his son fa­thered a baby

– Abu Dhabi court prose­cu­tor

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