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Four UAE-based expats stand trial for flesh trade

Four UAE-based expats stand trial for flesh trade

Fujairah - One of the suspects brought a woman to the country on a visit visa promising to give her a job.



Published: Mon 2 Sep 2019, 10:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 12:31 AM

Four Asian expatriates stood trial at the Khor Fakkan Criminal Court on charges of flesh trade. The defendants allegedly locked up a 20-year-old woman in a room, assaulted her, and threatened to kill her if she did not work as a prostitute.
The public prosecution told the court that one of the suspects brought the victim to the country on a visit visa promising to give her a job. "He assured to provide her with a full time job as a waitress at a local restaurant here for a monthly salary of Dh2,000."
When she arrived, the man drove the woman to an apartment he and the other three defendants were staying in. He then sold her off to the third suspect for Dh5,000 without her knowledge or consent.
The victim, who found several other young women lured there with fake jobs, later discovered that she was in a brothel. When she refused to have sex with the clients that the suspects brought to the apartment, they slapped and assaulted her, and threatened to kill her if she did not yield.
Alerted about the gang, the criminal investigation department of the Khor Fakkan Police launched an intensive investigation and raided the apartment.
The four suspects and the victim were taken into police custody, and then referred to the public prosecution.
The four accused appeared in the Khor Fakkan Court which ordered adjournment of the case.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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