x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Boy was blackmailed into sex, prosecutors say

Seven teenagers and a 20-year-old forced him to danced naked, then used the video to extort money and sex, according to the charges.

ABU DHABI // Eight males were referred today to a court for blackmailing another boy into having sex with them and giving them money after videotaping him dancing naked.
The eight, of various nationalities, were charged by the Public Prosecution with non-consensual sex, inciting prostitution, illegal confinement, physical assault, blackmail and taking indecent photographs.

The alleged victim, 14, was forced to have sex with the others after they beat him up and blackmailed him, the Public Prosecution said in a statement. They threatened to show his family salacious videos of him.

"This made him agree to their demands for fear of being seen as such," prosecutors said. "The defendants also asked him for money after blackmailing him and threatening him that they would broadcast the pictures. He provided money for them until the money they demanded became too much that he could not afford it."

Prosecutors charged them after hearing their testimony, the testimony of witnesses and the victim, the victim's description of what happened and comparing his testimony to forensic evidence.

The defendants were identified as: FMSB, 17; AST, 15; MST, 17; FASS, 15; FMS, 15; Kh Q A, 14; Z J A Kh, 14; and MMKh, 20.