x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Rapist who tricked woman into visiting his hotel room in Dubai gets 7 years

A rapist who tricked a woman into visiting his hotel room by claiming he was hosting a party was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison.

DUBAI // A rapist who tricked a woman into visiting his hotel room by claiming he was hosting a party was today sentenced to seven years in prison.

When the woman, 26, a Filipina, arrived in his room at the Lotus Hotel on January 12 last year, she found she was the only one there.

"He insisted that I drink alcohol and I soon lost focus and the next day I found myself naked in bed," she recalled. When she confronted the man, AA, 42, a manager from Jordan, he denied raping her.

However, when she went to the toilet she realised she had been injured. She then left and visited a nurse friend who examined her.

The Criminal Court convicted the man of rape. He will be deported after serving his jail term.

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