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Maid jailed for making false report accusing employer of rape

Upon finding out that her work permit would be cancelled, Lamneithiem, 28, falsely alleged that her employer had raped her and lodged a police report although she had actually had consensual sex with him

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Lamneithiem, a 28-year-old foreign domestic worker was sentenced to three weeks’ jail on Tuesday (October 15) after pleading guilty to lodging a false police report.

She had consensual sex with her Singaporean employer, but falsely alleged that he had raped her and lodged a police report. She did so when she found out that her work permit would be cancelled due to her poor work performance.

Her former employer, 48, cannot be named due to a court gag order to protect his identity.

The woman, an Indian national, made the report on April 21 at the Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre.

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That same day, a police officer from the Serious Sexual Crime Branch interviewed her and took a statement.

She told the officer in her statement that the sexual intercourse between her and her employer was consensual.

However, three days later, when interviewed again by another officer, she said that her employer told her he was lonely, pushed her onto his bed and tried to lift up her shirt. She said even though she stopped him, he stripped and raped her without using a condom.

Seeing the contradictory accounts, a third police officer took another statement from her to verify her allegations, an article on TODAY reported.

This time, she repeated her claims of rape, which caused officers to take her employer in for questioning.

About one month later, when the police brought the maid in one more time and showed her other evidence, she went back to her original statement and admitted that she had lied.

For making a false police report, she could have been jailed for up to a year, or fined up to S$5,000, or both. -/TISG

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