DUBAI // A student who went to visit a girl he met on BlackBerry Messenger has been accused of raping the 13-year-old and assaulting her pregnant sister-in-law.
At about 3am on November 24, Z S went to check on her husband’s younger sister and found her cowering in her bedroom, a court heard yesterday. Z S searched the room and found the defendant, S S, 16, hiding in the bathroom.
Z S, who was seven months pregnant at the time, grabbed S S and screamed for her husband to come help her. But S S hit her and pushed her violently to the ground.
The husband, M J, a soldier, caught S S then called police to the family home in Al Warqa.
M J told prosecutors his wife suffered back and abdominal pains because of the fall.
Upon questioning, the girl told prosecutors she had met S S on BlackBerry Messenger about three months before the incident happened. “S S is my love,” she said. “I loved him so much and I still do.”
On the day of the incident, she said S S asked to meet her so she gave him her brother’s villa address. “I was surprised to see him near the house and was afraid I would be busted, so I let him hide inside my room, but he started touching me then ripped off my clothes and raped me,” she said.
S S was charged with trespassing, rape, and assault while H J was charged with aiding S S to commit trespassing.
S S told prosecutors: “She asked to see me and said I could come to her brother’s house, so I went. But I didn’t have sex with her and, no, I didn’t assault her sister-in-law.”
Both denied all charges at the Dubai Court for Juveniles and Family. The next hearing will be on March 19.