Housemaid gets jail term for sex with boy, 13

Manama: A domestic helper accused of luring a 13-year-old boy into having an intimate relationship that resulted in the birth of a baby girl has been sentenced to one year in prison.

The helper, a 32-year-old Indonesian, reportedly shared a room with the boy as the family did not have a private space for her, a situation that resulted in the relationship between them.

The case was filed by the boy’s family after they discovered the helper had given birth to a girl in the bathroom. They took her to hospital and were shocked to learn the newborn was in fact their granddaughter.

The helper reportedly confessed to having sex with the boy although she initially said she was the victim of sexual abuse and that the boy had raped her.