Man sentenced to life for assault, making video and threatening woman

Dubai - He threatened her with a knife, before forcefully entering her house.

By Hesham Salah

Published: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 1:02 PM

Last updated: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 3:48 PM

The Criminal Court of Dubai handed a life sentence to a 23-year-old Asian man, after he was found guilty of threatening a woman with a knife at her house, making a video of her, and then raping her.

According to Arabic daily Al Bayan, the incident happened on February 16, 2020, when the woman was returning to her home at 11:46am. The man took her surprise as he put a knife on her neck and asked her to let him into her house.

The woman screamed and tried to stop him, but he forcefully entered the house. He then asked the woman to undress and made a video of her, following which he raped her.

The woman added that the man also stole Dh200 and threatened to share the video if she informed the police about the incident.

The woman’s husband reported the incident to the police and, within two days, the accused was identified and arrested. The accused admitted to committing the crime, following which the court sentenced him to life.

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