Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia said in a communiqué that the husband of a former Deputy Chief of Mission in Rabat, Morocco, Labib Joseph Chammas, 65, of Reston, Virginia, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former household staff member from 2010 to 2013.
Joseph Chammas admitted that between August 2010 and February 2013, while living in State Department-owned housing in Rabat, he sexually abused a woman who had worked at the residence for 16 years.
Out of fear that she would lose her job, the victim complied with Chammas’s requests that she massage his legs, hip and back, and then with his subsequent demands that she “massage” his genitalia. On at least five occasions, Chammas took the victim by her head or hair and attempted to force her to perform oral sex.
According to the plea agreement, Chammas supervised the staff at the residence and repeatedly threatened to fire staff members.
The Moroccan Times.