x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Man cleared of kidnap and rape of prostitute from UAE

Man cleared of kidnapping and raping a prostitute, but is found guilty of assaulting her.

ABU DHABI // A man who cheated a prostitute before beating her up has been cleared of kidnapping and raping her.

The Omani refused to pay the Nigerian street prostitute after having sex with her. When she complained, he assaulted her. She retaliated by accusing him of rape.

The Criminal Court sentenced the man to a total of 19 months in jail - six months for sex outside of wedlock, six months for "beautifying the sin", three months for assault, two months for destroying public property, one month for being drunk in public and one month for driving while drunk.

It also fined him Dh500 for reckless driving.

The prostitute was sentenced to six months for sex outside of wedlock.

Both will be deported after serving their jail terms.