Dubai, where many Filipinos are employed. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

An Egyptian man appeared in court in Dubai on Tuesday charged with groping a Filipino maid he had hired to clean his apartment. In March, the 46-year-old Egyptian hired the woman and when she arrived, she started ironing clothes and the man called her into his bedroom and asked her to clean in, Gulf News reported.

The Filipina went to the bedroom and started cleaning when the man groped her posterior and then quickly removed his hand. She yelled at him and asked why he groped her, but the man claimed it was an accident.

He paid her for her service and asked her not to report the incident to police. However, she called the police after leaving the apartment and the man was arrested. On Tuesday at the Dubai Court of First Instance, the man was charged with groping the woman. However, he refuted the charge and the trial will continue on July 8.

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