x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Dubai restaurant delivery man jailed for attempted rape

A restaurant delivery worker who tried to rape a customer after delivering her breakfast is sentenced to three years in prison.

DUBAI // A restaurant delivery worker who tried to rape a customer after delivering her breakfast, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The Dubai Criminal Court also ordered that RW, a 25-year-old Syrian chef, be deported after completing his prison term.

He was delivering a meal to a married woman in Mirdiff on the morning of May 27 when the woman's cat ran out of her apartment.

The delivery man gave chase to the cat and caught it before he stepped inside the woman's house to return the animal.

He then began to chase the woman around and attacked her before throwing her on the bed and trying to rape her. He tried to hug and kiss her and put his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams, but she managed to escape and reported the attack to police.

When police went to the Syrian restaurant in Al Ittihad Mall where the man worked, he told arresting officers that he had been seduced by the woman's revealing clothes.

 

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