x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Woman caught in Dubai hotel room with police source denies prostitution

Prosecutors have charged the woman for prostitution, absconding and overstaying her visa.

DUBAI // A woman caught half-naked with a police source in a hotel room has denied working as a prostitute, Dubai Criminal Court heard today.

Prosecutors charged SP, a 36-year-old Indian, with working in prostitution, absconding from her sponsor and with overstaying her visa.

She denied prostitution but confessed to the other charges.

Records show that police received a tip-off about the woman's business and arranged with her through an undercover police source who had a marked Dh500 note to meet at the Everest Hotel Apartments in Sharjah on December 24 last year.

When officers arrived she was only wearing a shirt and had the Dh500 in her possession.

She laughed when told about the marked note.

A verdict is expected on April 21.

salamir@thenational.ae