Air-con service man touches maid inappropriately while employer is at home

Air-con service man touches maid inappropriately while employer is at home

SINGAPORE - The employer of a 28-year-old maid expressed shock that a air-con service man groped her maid and flashed his private parts - all while she and her family were at home.

The employer, who gave her name as Louise, told citizen journalism website Stomp that the man has been arrested and is currently out on bail.

She said the man had been hired to clean the air-conditioners in her Bukit Timah home. "Halfway through the job, the man approached my maid in the kitchen to ask the whereabouts of the previous maid and if she was new," she said.

"She replied quietly and the man caressed her buttock. The soft-spoken maid was shocked and immediately brushed him off.

"Thinking that the incident would be a once-off, the maid continued with her work in the kitchen.

"On the pretext of washing the air-con cover in the yard toilet, the man stepped into the kitchen.

"Without saying anything this time round, he put his hand on her left breast. The 28-year-old single maid felt humiliated and told him directly that she did not like that.

"The man then walked away and came back into the kitchen with a pail shortly after. Putting the pail down, he hugged her from behind with both his hands resting on her breasts.

"Horrified, she struggled out of his arms.

"Towards the end of the job, the man asked the maid to the yard. The maid refused but the man insisted. The innocent maid thought he genuinely need some assistance like earlier, so she walked over reluctantly.

"To her disbelief, the man blatantly unzipped his pants and stuck out his private part at her.

"The poor maid was frightened, and she ran back to the kitchen and hurried off to serve the kids dinner.

"The man apparently remained in the toilet for a long time before taking his leave.

"Right after he left, the maid informed me of the abuse.

"I was shocked. I was right in the living room when all this happened.

"The case was reported at Bukit Timah police station the same night.

"The man was arrested and is currently on bail for further investigations.

"Whether or not the man continues his work to service other households is not known.

"It is unthinkable what might happen if I had not been at home that day."

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