Young man, woman exchange nude photos on WhatsApp in UAE, land in court

Young man, woman exchange nude photos on WhatsApp in UAE, land in court

Ras Al Khaimah - The man threatened to post her photos on social media if she severed ties with him.

Published: Sun 21 Jan 2018, 1:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 1:00 AM

A young man and a woman have landed in the Ras Al Khaimah criminal court for exchanging their nude pictures, and having consensual sex out of wedlock.

As per court records, the case came to the fore when the 19-year-old man, an Asian, threatened to defame the 20-year-old woman, also an Asian, to post her nude pictures on social media if she severed her ties with him.

When alerted of the threat, the woman's mother lodged a complaint against him before the RAK Police. The cops immediately took action and detained the suspect, who later proved to be in relation with the woman's daughter.

The man was referred to the RAK public prosecution, which charged him with exchanging nude photos with the woman when she was still a minor, and trespassing her father's house.

He was also accused of having consensual sex with her out of the wedlock, and threatening to defame her by putting up her nude pictures on social network if she got married to any man other than him.

The public prosecution also charged the woman with exchanging her nude pictures with the suspect, having consensual sex with him the suspect out of wedlock, and assisting him to trespass her father's house.

The man, referred to the RAK criminal court, denied threatening to post the woman's pictures on social media.

He admitted to trespassing her father's house with her help, alleging that the woman was the one who started sending him her nude pictures on WhatsApp and told him that he could do the same.

The defendant told the court that he did have sex with the woman when she was still a minor with her consent on their first date, following which she asked him for another date.

The woman admitted to all the charges pressed against her.

The court honoured the request of the woman's defence lawyer, and ordered adjournment of the case to January 24 so that he has enough time to read the case file, and prepare his pleading.

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