x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

18-year-old raped boy at knifepoint, Abu Dhabi court hears

An 18-year-old kidnapped and raped a boy at knifepoint, the Criminal Court has heard.

ABU DHABI // An 18-year-old kidnapped and raped a boy at knifepoint, the Criminal Court has heard.

AS, an Emirati, spotted the 13-year-old while driving near his home and asked him if he wanted a ride, according to prosecutors. They said that when the boy declined, the 18-year-old got out of the car and threatened him with a knife, forcing him into the car.

He then drove the boy to an area of desert before beating and raping him. After the attack he dropped the boy back at his house after telling him not to tell anyone what had happened.

A medical exam found the boy had been repeatedly sodomised.

The 18-year-old denied a charge of rape, admitting he had spoken to the boy on the day in question, but saying he left soon after.

The case was adjourned to January 10.

hdajani@thenational.ae