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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 October 2018

Rapist who preyed on drunken colleague jailed for three years

Construction worker carried out sex attack after offering to walk intoxicated man home 

A construction worker who offered to walk a drunken colleague home before raping him has been jailed for three years.

Dubai Criminal Court heard the Indian man, 29, took his compatriot to his own accommodation, locked the door and demanded sex.

The 24-year-old victim, also from India, was stripped naked and raped by the offender, who then allowed him to leave.

The victim told a supervisor about his attack, who then called police.

The defendant was convicted after traces of his DNA were found on the victim's body.

The attack took place at about midnight on November 17 last year at labour accommodation in Al Quoz, Dubai.

“I remember seeing his roommate there but then suddenly he hurried out, after which the accused locked the door from inside, and started demanding that I allow him to have sex with me,” said the victim.

“I remember telling him to let me go, but he attacked me.”

The construction worker will be deported after serving his prison sentence. His victim faces a charge of consuming alcohol without a licence.