Dubai expat who blackmailed man after filming him during sex loses appeal against jail term

Dubai, expat, blackmail, man, filming, sex, loses, appeal, against ,jail term

Dubai - She was also accused of harassing the complainant over phone.


Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 3:10 PM

Last updated: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 5:33 PM

A 22-year-old woman, who blackmailed a man with a compromising video unless he paid her BHD200,000 (Dh1,948,718), has lost appeal against a six-month jail term.
The Dubai Court of Appeals has upheld the six-month imprisonment and deportation order issued by a lower court.
The Moroccan woman, a jobless, was detained after she threatened the man, with whom she had a sexual relation, to circulate a video of him having sex with her.
She was also accused of harassing the complainant over phone.
She has been found guilty of the charges and the court ordered confiscation of her mobile phone.
The case dates back to October 11 last year and was registered at Al Qusais police station.
The complainant, a 39-year-old Bahraini administrative director, said that about two weeks prior to the incident day, he met the defendant on an online dating app. "She said that she lived in the UAE and would come to visit Bahrain. On October 6 last year, she called me telling me she was staying at a furnished apartment in Bahrain. She sent a clip on WhatsApp to lure me to visit her. I went to her and had sex with her."
However, on October 11 last year, the woman sent the complainant a nude picture of him while in her flat. "She said that she had similar other photos and that she also filmed me while having sex with her in her bedroom," the complainant told the public prosecution investigator.
The man recounted how the defendant blackmailed him to transfer BHD200,000 to her or she would circulate the photos and videos she claimed to possess.
In his deposition during investigation, the complainant said that the woman took advantage that he was a known media personality and hid a secret camera while he was in her bedroom having sex with her to blackmail him later.
He complained against her at the cybercrime department in Bahrain.
The woman was arrested on October 24 last year.
She admitted to the charges during police interrogation and public prosecution investigation.
WhatsApp conversations were used as prosecution evidence for threats and blackmail. 

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