Men who had sex with prostitute then robbed her lose appeal
Garage workers must see out their six month jail terms
Two men who had sex with a prostitute in the back of a car then robbed her and kicked her out of the moving vehicle will have to see out their six-month jail terms.
The incident happened on April 28 after the 21-year-old Pakistani prostitute met the men at about 4.30am.
“They told me they were policemen,” she told investigators, adding that she agreed with them on the price for sex then got into their car, after which they drove to a remote area.
“When we were done, one of them went through my purse and took the Dh600 I had, then snatched my phone and threw me out of the car,” said the woman, who was deported but only after she had reported the men to police for kidnap and rape. She did not reveal that she was a prostitute.
“We initiated investigations and the woman took us to the location where she said the men kidnapped her from. It was near a hotel, so we checked the cameras in the area and saw as she spoke to a man for a while then got into the car with him willingly,” said an Emirati policeman, 44.
She was then detained for filing a bogus report as she was not kidnapped.
Police identified the men through the car’s number plate and apprehended them as they were talking to women in the same area.
“They resisted arrest and hit a police patrol [vehicle] that was chasing them but were arrested and referred to Al Riffa police station,” said the officer.
The pair confessed during police questioning that they frequent the area and target prostitutes.
Police found the stolen phone in the car they used and Dh200 that remained from the money they stole from the woman.
“The men worked in a garage and the car they used in the crime was for a customer,” added the policeman.
Both men, an Indian, 36, and a 24-year-old Pakistani denied charges of theft in both the criminal and appeals courts. However, both were convicted and sentenced to six months in jail, followed by deportation.
Updated: October 25, 2017 01:58 PM