Maid did not resist advances, says man accused of rape
Man accused of raping maid claims sex was consensual
His maid had accused him of rape, but the accused said the sex was consensual.
The man, an alcohol distributor, said she did not resist his advances, had undressed herself and even gave him oral sex.
The 45-year-old Malaysian allegedly raped the Myanmar national twice in his Pasir Ris flat on Dec 20, 2013 - once at around 1am and another time about six hours later.
On the third day of his trial, the accused's lawyer, Mr Sunil Sudheesan, revealed in court yesterday his client's version of events when he cross-examined the maid.
According to the accused, before the first sexual encounter, he met the maid, now 38, outside her room and held her hand.
She did not pull it away, said the lawyer.
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The Singapore permanent resident also told his lawyer that when he kissed the maid's cheek, she did not resist or pull away.
After that, she followed him to his bedroom where she undressed herself before they had consensual sexual intercourse, he said.
Based on what the accused had told him, Mr Sudheesan said that the maid then smiled shyly when asked if she enjoyed the session.
The maid, who is no longer working in Singapore, denied all of these in court yesterday. She maintained she had been raped and that the accused was the one who had removed her clothes.
And as for the second encounter, Mr Sudheesan said that according to the accused, the maid had performed oral sex on him in his bedroom before they had consensual sexual intercourse for the second time.
Again, she denied that these had taken place.
The accused was a married man when he allegedly raped the maid, a mother of three. He is now divorced.
Yesterday, the court also heard that Dr Smita Lakhotia from KK Women's and Children's Hospital examined the maid hours after the alleged rape.
The doctor testified she found no fresh injuries on the maid.
The maid had earlier testified that the accused's then-wife was her second employer in Singapore.
The Myanmar national arrived in Singapore in September 2012 and worked for her first employer until June 2013.
But she later ran away and lodged a complaint to Singapore's Ministry of Manpower.
When Mr Sudheesan asked why, she said: "There was not enough food and sleep and there was outstanding salary."
The maid did not reveal in court the outcome of her complaint.
She returned to Myanmar in June 2013 and came back to Singapore the following month to work for the accused's family.
The trial will resume next Tuesday.
If convicted of rape, for each count, the accused can be jailed up to 20 years and fined or caned.