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Sharjah - The father of the girl informed the police that someone threatened his daughter through Whatsapp messenger to send photos of her while in the bathroom.
The Sharjah Sharia Court of First instance has sentenced two teenagers over explicit photographs on their phones.
The court sentenced a 16-year-old Arab student to six months in jail to be followed by deportation for threatening a 13-year-old UAE student with publishing her nude photos on social media and making her commit an illicit act.
The court also sentenced the girl to three months in jail for sending the indecent materials to the accused.
The court presided by Judge Hussein Al Ousofi also ordered removal of her photographs from the phone of the suspect.
The father of the girl informed the police that someone threatened his daughter through Whatsapp messenger to send photos of her while in the bathroom, or else he would publish her photos Dh300 and video for Dh1,000.
The accused wanted the girl to send photos without hijab and then he asked her to give him her Facebook password.
She sent him nine photos through BBM messenger. Later, when she stopped responding to him, he threatened to reveal everything to her father.
During the police grilling the girl told that she knew the accused and during public prosecution interrogation she admitted that she gave him her Facebook password.
In police investigation the girl's naked photos were found on the suspect's phone, though during the court hearing the girl denied that she sent her photos to the suspect.
The suspect's lawyer said that testimonies of the girl and her father were contradictory and their fabricated story lacked evidence.
Meanwhile, the lawyer of the girl requested the court to appoint an expert to check the phone of the suspect to find he misused the girl's password, and let her free.
The court said that as the girl confessed to the accusation and it was proved that she sent the photos to the suspect, no expert was needed to prove her 'innocence.'