x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Boys accused of raping man

They argue that he paid them for sex; he tells court he was kidnapped, robbed and forced into sex.

ABU DHABI // Four boys accused of raping and robbing a Filipino man told a court this morning that he willingly offered them money for sex.

AJ filed a complaint against the teenagers – two Jordanians and two Egyptians – accusing them of kidnapping him, raping him and stealing Dh110 and a gold chain.

The boys said in previous private hearings at the Criminal Court of First Instance that he seduced them into allowing him to pay them to rape him.

At the last hearing, the taxi driver who drove the group to AJ's apartment testified that AJ rode with them willingly and there were no signs of them forcing him to go with them.

According to police records, after intercourse AJ took the four boys to an ATM to withdraw money.

One of the boys was already in a relationship with AJ, and on the day of the incident his friends decided to watch as they had sex, they lawyer for a different boy said after today's hearing.

Reports from medical tests were to be presented during the hearing, the case's third. They reports were not ready, however, so the judge adjourned the hearing.

The verdict will be announced today.

hdajani@thenational.ae