UAE: Man jailed for assaulting, detaining woman for 7 hours

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Dubai - He befriended her through social media and invited for a get-together

By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1:47 AM

A Dubai court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a foreign woman after confining her inside his villa for seven hours.

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According to court records, the man lured the woman to his home after meeting her on social media.

The victim told the police that she became friends with the accused in April last year through social media. The friendship grew and they agreed to meet in a hotel along with five other people.

After spending some time in the hotel, the accused proposed to spend the rest of the evening in his villa. She asked one of his friends to drive her car while she rode in his car. She said that when they reached his house, she found her car there and thought that everyone was there, reported Emarat Al Youm.

Inside the house, he accompanied her to the top floor when she asked him to show her the bathroom. There, he tried to assault her sexually and when she opposed him, he hit her in the face and threatened to kill her.

The woman said the accused even threatened to bring his friends to assault her if she did not obey him. She failed to resist him because of his physical strength, the victim told the police, adding that he released her only after seven hours.

She reported the incident to the police who arrested him and referred him to the Public Prosecution.

The victim said the accused was polite with her throughout the period of their acquaintance through social media.

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