Three jailed in rape and robbery case

DUBAI — Two Emiratis, identified as F.S. and H.S., have been found guilty of abduction, rape and robbery.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

Published: Thu 20 Mar 2008, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:47 PM

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance yesterday sentenced them to five years in jail.

A third accused in the case, M.A., also UAE national, has been awarded one year sentence, while the fourth accused, an Emirati teenager, had already been referred to the Juvenile Court.

All the convicts, unemployed and in their early twenties, were charged with kidnapping and raping a 25-year-old Ethiopian housemaid, identified as T.D. on September 19, 2006.

They were also accused of robbing her.

They had pleaded not guilty all along.

T.D. and witnesses had earlier testified in the court that on September 19, 2006, she accompanied a family that was going to see a villa in the Barsha area around 9.30pm.

The family wanted to take the villa on rent. While they were inspecting the accommodation, they heard a knock on the door.

Four people were at the doorstep. One of them produced an ID and claimed to be a police officer. They dragged T.D. to their car while warning the others to not interfere.

The group took T.D. to a sandy location in the same locality and took turns to rape her. They also snatched her bag containing Dh1,200.

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