A POSTAL worker who was accused of indecently assaulting his maid was acquitted in Eastern Court yesterday. Magistrate Tong Man said the Crown had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt its case against the defendant, 38, who had been a police constable for 11 years before he changed jobs. The man had denied the charge, claiming that all he did was pat the maid on her legs to wake her up. His counsel, Lawrence Lok QC, suggested that the maid made the allegation because she thought she was going to lose her job. It was the Crown's case that on July 19, the man told the 24-year-old maid to go to bed early with his five-year-old daughter. When the maid woke up at around 10.30 pm, she found her employer touching her and when she tried to phone her sister, he offered to pay her fare back to the Philippines, the court heard. The defendant countered that he had just patted her legs to wake her up to answer the door when his wife returned from work.