An Emirati man, who allegedly forced himself on his housemaid after dragging her by force into a tent in the backyard of his villa, has been charged with rape in the court of first instance. The 26-year-old allegedly threatened the Filipina maid that he would physically assault her and kill her. He twisted her arms and then raped her. The incident as told by the maid, aged 33, happened on July 28, last year. She was hanging the clothes in the backyard when her sponsor came and dragged her by force into a tent, she said. He threatened to beat her up and kill her when she tried to scream and break away from him. She claimed in the investigation that he raped her and then threatened her again of hitting her and killing her if she did not stop crying. The maid then contacted her country's consulate as soon as her employer left the villa with his wife. She was instructed to leave the house and later she filed a complaint at Al Qusais police station. Another Filipina housemaid who works at the same villa, confirmed in the investigation of having seen the sponsor dragging the other maid into the tent. She later saw the maid crying hysterically in the tent and learnt from her that the man had sex with her. According to a police lieutenant, the maid reported the incident to the police station around 2.30pm. He went to the tent and saw it was being used as a storage room and that it was cleaned up after the incident. The hearing has been adjourned to February 1, according to Khaleej Times.