x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Prostitute caught in Dubai undercover sting jailed for three years

Prostitute caught half-naked with an undercover police officer is sentenced to three years in prison.

DUBAI // A prostitute caught half-naked in a hotel room with an undercover policeman has been sentenced to three years in prison.

SP, 36, from India, was wearing only a shirt when officers burst into her room at the Everest Hotel Apartments and found her in possession of a marked Dh500 note the undercover officer had paid her in return for sex. Police arranged the sting after receiving a tip off that she was prostituting herself.

At the Criminal Court, she denied a charge of prostitution but confessed to charges of absconding from her sponsor and overstaying her visa.

The court ordered her to be put under observation during her jail term and also fined her Dh2,000 on the immigration charges.

She will be deported after completing her prison term.

salamir@thenational.ae