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Two students jailed for raping housewife in Dubai

Two students jailed for raping housewife in Dubai

The two students were found guilty of sexual assault, kidnap and making criminal threats.



By Marie Nammour - Senior Reporter

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 10:16 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Dubai - A student, who allegedly kidnapped a 22-year-old Emirati housewife and then sexually assaulted her, with his friend, in Jumeirah, has been sentenced to one year in prison.

Prosecution records tell that the Sudanese student, 23, identified as H.A., had known the woman via a phone messenger and forced her into his car driven by another student, 19-year-old H.F. 

The Court of First Instance sentenced H.F. to six months in jail.

The two students were found guilty of sexual assault, kidnap and making criminal threats.

In the investigation, H.A. denied the charges and claimed the woman had consensual sex with him. He alleged she was upset because he did not give her Dh 200 as he had promised her in exchange.

The housewife said that H.A. invited her to dinner but as she rejected his offer he dragged her by force inside his car.

She told the prosecution that they threatened her with a sword and with tear gas if she tried to open the car’s door. They parked the car and walked for some time before sexually assaulting her in a dark spot.

A police sergeant said that the incident was reported around 2 am on Friday, December 20, 2013.

“The woman said that H.A. came outside her place in Al Bida’ and invited her to ride with him but she refused. He then forced her inside his car.”

H.A drove to a dark place in Jumeirah where he asked her to walk with them.

“He sexually assaulted her near parked cars as it was dark and no one was around.”

The police officers called H.A. and interrogated him about the woman’s claims. “H.A. alleged that he had consensual sex with the woman. He also alleged that as he did not pay her Dh 200 she accused him of assaulting her”.

a 25-year-old Iranian, said that he had just finished a party where he was singing at a villa when he spotted the woman running scared and crying.

The two students had been previously involved in sexually assaulting a male.

The court ordered that both of them be deported after completing their jail terms.

The verdict may be appealed within 15 days.

mary@khaleejtimes.com


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