x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Six-month jail term for sex assault

Two men are sentenced to six months in jail for raping an 18-year-old student.

DUBAI // Two men who tricked a teenaged boy into their car, drove him to a house and took it in turns to sexually assault him were jailed for six months yesterday.

HA and MA, both 20-year-old Emiratis, were driving around Hor Al Anz on January 28 when they came across Emirati student AQ, 18, and asked him to get into the car so they could discuss something with him.

They then drove him to the house of one of their friends, MK, before forcing him into a room, taking off his clothes and taking turns to sexually assault him. The attack took about 10 minutes. MK said that he was unaware the attack was taking place, claiming he was with his mother in the kitchen at the time.

HA and MA confessed to assaulting the student, but told the Dubai Criminal Court that he had asked them to do it.

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