Painter pleads not guilty to raping mentally challenged woman

DUBAI - An Indian painter, S.Y., 39, yesterday pleaded not guilty to the charge of molesting and raping a 26-year-old Asian woman before the Criminal Court of First Instance.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2008, 8:29 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:43 PM

An Indonesian housemaid, J.D., 33, also pleaded not guilty to the charge of complicity in the alleged crime.

According to the court records, S.Y. allegedly raped the woman, who is mentally challenged, on and after October 30, 2007, by luring her into the housemaid’s room.

He also molested her many times with the help of the second accused.

The housemaid is accused of facilitating the crime and helping S.Y. meet the woman alone.

The woman told the Public Prosecution that S.Y. entered the main hall of her parents’ villa on October 30, 2007 and asked her if there was anyone else at home.

“I told him that there were only the housemaid and me.

“He asked me to come outside. I went along with my housemaid, J.D. Near the housemaid’s room, he molested me. He asked me to keep quiet about the incident.

“The following morning, J.D. took me to her room where S.Y. was already inside.

“He locked the room and raped me. When we got out of the room,

“I saw him giving Dh100 and a mobile phone prepaid card to J.D.,” the woman said.

The victim who is being treated at Al Amal Hospital was at first afraid and ashamed of telling her parents about what happened.

However, she eventually told her mother and a complaint was filed at the Rashidiya police station.

The next hearing is on March 30.

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