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Man rapes girl in UAE after luring her online, jailed

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 21/07/2019 Ismail Sebugwaawo
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In the first court case involving rape of a teenage girl, the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced the rapist from a GCC nation to 15 years in jail. It also handed a one-year jail sentence to the victim's brother for badly beating up the assaulter after his sister told the family about the rape.

The teenage girl had met the man on social media and the pair began dating. The online conman made the girl believe that he was well off and also promised to marry her. On the day of the incident, he phoned the victim, who was attending a family wedding, and asked her to meet him for five minutes outside the wedding hall.

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When the girl turned up, the man spoke with her briefly and asked him to get into his car. He then drove her at high speed to a remote place. The girl told the authorities that at first, she thought the man was just joking but she later realised that her life was in danger when she asked him to reduce the speed but in vain.

She said the man took her to an unfrequented place outside the city where he raped her and then drove her back to the wedding hall. The scared teenager told her family about the incident. Her brothers immediately rushed out of the wedding hall and chased the rapist. They managed to catch hold of him and beat up the man.

The brothers later reported him to the police. The victim's elder brother was charged in the case after he admitted to carrying out the attack on the rapist.

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