x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Two men kidnapped a prostitute and tried to rape her, a court heard yesterday.

ABU DHABI // Two men kidnapped a prostitute and tried to rape her, a court heard yesterday.

M M, an Emirati, and M D, from Yemen, sprayed perfume into the woman’s eyes before bundling her into a vehicle and taking her to a remote area of desert where they beat and stripped her before trying to rape her, prosecutors told the Criminal Court.

Then they stole her bag and ran off.

The woman, who admitted a charge of prostitution, said she willingly had sex with the two men, but that they attacked her after refusing to pay for her services.

The men were charged with kidnap and attempted rape. Neither entered a plea. A medical report showed the Emirati had drugs in his system.

The case was adjourned to September 30.

aalkhoori@thenational.ae