Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pinay, Ethiopian maids held for giving alcohol to toddlers

A Filipina maid and her Ethiopian colleague were arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after they were caught giving alcohol to their employer's two young children, a UAE news site reported on Tuesday night.

According to a Gulf News report, the father had noticed that the two children had fever and were vomiting. He then found photos of his children drinking alcohol on the maids' phones.

“The picture shows the housemaids holding the children and helping them to drink alcohol,” police said.

The police said both toddlers — an 18-month-old Emirati boy and his 30-month-old sister — "were admitted to hospital in a serious health situation," the report said.
Quoting doctors at the hospital, the police  said the children "had drunk a large amount of alcohol.”
Meanwhile, the two housemaids confessed to giving the two toddlers alcohol to drink but did not say why they did it, the report added.
Both housemaids face charges of endangering the lives of the children and they may face a tough penalty.
The police warned families not to leave very youn children alone with housemaids