x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

No sign of woman being raped by men, Abu Dhabi court told

A forensic examination of woman who claimed to have been raped showed no signs she had been violated, hears court.

ABU DHABI // A forensics examination on the body of a woman who claimed she was raped found no evidence of the attack, the Criminal Court heard yesterday.

The woman, from Jordan, claims she was tricked into going to a farm where she was raped by a Syrian and an Emirati.

However, the doctor said she could find no sign of either sex or rape on her body. She cautioned however, that if the woman had washed after the attack, such an examination would not find anything.

Traces of the Syrian defendant's sperm were found on a bed sheet taken from a bedsheet at the farm, she added. However, there were no traces of the Emirati's presence.

The alleged victim's husband interrupted the expert's testimony, shouting: "Why did you not examine her trousers?"

Both defendants deny a charge of rape. However, they admit paying the woman Dh8,000 to go out with them. The woman, who is married, said she needed the money to pay rent.

A verdict is expected on July 15.

 

hdajani@thenational.ae