x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Cop jailed for securing female inmate’s release so she could work in brothel

The police major forged documents so the Indonesian woman could be released from jail to work as a prostitute

ABU DHABI // A police major who authorised the release of a female prisoner so she could work as a prostitute in a brothel has been jailed for eight years.

On Monday, Z S H, an Emirati was sentenced to five years by the Criminal Court for cooperating with Bangladeshis S A, M K and F M to encourage inmate R D, from Indonesia, into prostitution and adultery.

He was also sentenced to three further years for helping police officers H M and R F, also Emiratis, to forge police reports and using them while knowing they were forged.

H M and R F were also sentenced to three years in jail.

R D was sentenced to four years for prostitution.

S A, M K and F M were all jailed for 10 years for running a brothels and persuading R D to work as a prostitute. They were, however, cleared of paying bribes.

At a previous hearing, Z S H had denied the charges, saying they were fabricated by people with a grudge against him. He said his position meant he had arrested more than 11,000 visa violators, so many people sought revenge against him.

R D had told the court that she was transferred from prison into an apartment where she had sex with 10 to 12 men a day. She said she was only paid Dh12 to Dh15 per client, while the three Bangladeshi men kept the rest of the money.

The Criminal Court also sentenced the non-Emirati defendants to deportation after serving their sentences.

hdajani@thenational.ae