x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Jail term upheld for prostitute caught by Dubai undercover police

Prostitute who stripped in front of an undercover policeman in a hotel room has her three-year jail term upheld.

DUBAI // A prostitute who stripped in front of an undercover policeman in a hotel room had her three-year jail term upheld by the Appeals Court today.

Officers burst in to the room to find the prostitute SP, 36, from India, half naked in front of their undercover colleague. She was wearing only a shirt and had a Dh500 note in her hand that had been given to her by the undercover officer in return for her services.

At first she denied being given the note, but when the officers told her it had been marked beforehand she laughed.

The prostitute was arrested at the Everest Hotel Apartments in Sharjah on December 24 last year.

Investigations showed she had fled her sponsor and worked for someone else without obtaining the proper permits

She was charged with working in prostitution, absconding from her sponsor and with overstaying her visa.

At the Criminal Court last April, she denied a charge of prostitution but confessed to the other charges. She was found guilty of prostitution and sentenced to three years in jail. She was fined Dh2,000 for the other charges.

The Appeals Court upheld all the sentences.

She will be deported after serving her prison term.