4 jailed for sexually assaulting, threatening 13-year-old boy

According to prosecution records, the four defendants, all Emiratis, threatened the boy, also Emirati, at knife-point and intimidated him before gang-raping him.



By Marie Nammour/senior Reporter

Published: Wed 18 Feb 2015, 12:39 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:38 PM

Dubai — A 22-year-old student, who kidnapped a 13-year-old boy and sexually assaulted him along with three of his friends, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

According to prosecution records, the four defendants, all Emiratis, threatened the boy, also Emirati, at knife-point and intimidated him before gang-raping him. They threatened to slit his throat and kill his family if he told his parents about what they did to him.

The three accomplices, aged between 19 to 22 years, have each been sentenced by the Court of First Instance to two years in jail on sexual assault charges. A.A. lured the boy, then 13, to accompany him to an isolated place away from the residence buildings in Umm Suqeim 1, where he and his accomplices deprived the boy of his freedom and took turns to sexually assault him.

The defendants admitted in the interrogation to having had sex with the boy but claimed it happened with his own consent.

A police lieutenant described the victim as being a scared and confused minor when his mother reported the incident at Bur Dubai police station on May 6, 2013.

The Criminal Evidence report showed traces of semen on the floor where the incident happened. The traces matched with the DNA of one of the accused.

The schoolboy said he was with his mother and brothers at the Jumeirah Open Beach in April 2013, when his mother left him to take his 5-year-old brother home. That was when he met A.A. “He told me that he knew my cousin and asked me my name and mobile number. I gave it to him as I trusted him.”

A.A. sexually assaulted him in the water and threatened to hurt him and his family if he reported the assault to anyone. Around 10pm on the same day, A.A. and his friend phoned the victim. Later, they drove him to a telecommunication emission station where they both sexually assaulted him at knife-point.

Two weeks later, they asked the boy to meet them outside a school. “I got scared after they threatened me that if I did not go to them they would come to me.” They picked him up and drove him to the same place, where he was gang-raped.

The boy’s father, a 53-year-old trader, said his son has been seeing a psychiatrist ever since he was abused. — mary@khaleejtimes.com


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