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Court upholds death sentence of father in UAE who sexually abused daughter

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 25, 2020 | Last updated on March 25, 2020 at 10.13 am

(alamy.com/ae)

He forced his daughter to watch adult videos.

The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence earlier issued against an Asian father after he was found guilty of sexually abusing his minor daughter.

The court records show that the accused forced his 14-year-old daughter into sex for a long period of time.

As per the sheet of indictment, the man coaxed his daughter to watch pornographic movies, and pushed her into prostitution. He locked her up in a room in his house and also threatened to kill her if she defied his orders.

The victim, who was found to have been sexually abused by her father since she was seven, managed to run away from him and hid at her friend's house.

The girl told her friend about her plight and how her father used to abuse her, mostly after her mother left her with him.

The friend's father reported the case to the police, which immediately launched investigation, collected all the information and evidence before arresting the man.

Even though the man denied his crime, the police found as many as 665 pornographic videos of the victim on his mobile phone.

The accused was referred to the Public Prosecution and then to the Criminal Court in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

The court unanimously sentenced the father to death, basing its verdict on the police investigations, the evidences, as well as the forensic report that proved his sound mental ability.

The man challenged the ruling in the appellate court, which upheld the sentence.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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