x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Court told of officer's threat to scandalise married woman

Army officer is accused of threatening to call a woman's husband and say that she had been in several relationships after refusing to go out with him.

DUBAI // An armed forces officer has been accused of threatening to scandalise a married woman who refused to go out with him.

Prosecutors told the Criminal Court that AA, 28, threatened to contact the Emirati SK's husband and tell him she had been in several relationships if she did not start seeing him.

The Emirati officer also sent SK, 24, text messages claiming he had pictures of her that he would make public. One message read: "Where are you, why aren't you answering? I have evidence with me, even photos, and I will meet your husband and have him listen to recordings I have taken of you."

Prosecutors said the threats were made about December 22 last year.

A report provided by the General Department of National Security confirmed a number of calls were made from the officer's mobile to the woman.

The next hearing was scheduled for October 11.