An Indonesian maid was charged with mischief in a Singapore court on Tuesday for adding her menstrual blood to her employer’s coffee.
The 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty through an Indonesian interpreter. The petite woman, who goes by the single name Jumiah, is said to have served the spiked coffee at her employers home on Aug. 2011.
At the time, the maid had worked for the man for about a year. No other details were available, and her case was adjourned to another court for mention next Tuesday.
Bail of $5,000 was offered, but the woman was remanded because she could not obtain a Singaporean bailor.
The maximum penalty for the offense is a year in jail and a fine.
In July 2009, a 26-year-old Indonesian maid was cleared of a similar offense.
She had mixed her discharge into a pot of vegetables, but prosecutors dropped the case against her, because the charge could reportedly not be sustained when the government laboratory and doctors said menstrual blood is not toxic — although it may carry viruses.
Reprinted courtesy of Straits Times