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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Woman raped by man after she refused to give him her number, Dubai court hears

The woman told the court that he raped her after she rejected his advances at a bar earlier in the evening.

A man raped a woman at their mutual friend’s apartment after she refused to give him her number at a bar, Dubai court heard on Sunday.

On April 12 this year, the 23-year-old Kenyan woman met a friend at an unlicensed bar in Al Quoz. While at the bar, the defendant — 38-year-old a Tanzanian man — approached her and asked for her telephone number. She rejected his advances and later left with her friend to have sex, she said.

At the accommodation the woman saw the man from the bar. but her friend assured her that he was a friend of his and would be spending the night there.

“I slept in the living room on a sofa and at around 2am the defendant came in while my friend was on the balcony smoking and raped me, he said he was angry that I refused to give him my number but I agreed to have sex with my friend,” she said.

Hearing her screams, her friend ran into the room from the balcony and pushed the defendant off her before the two fought.

The woman said she hid on the balcony and wanted to call police but realised her phone was in her bag in the living room and she had been locked outside.

“I was crying when I noticed a man passing by so I threw a stone I found on the balcony’s floor at him, I told him to call police,” she said.

A 19-year-old Pakistani guard told the court he was hit by a stone from above and when he looked up he saw a woman crying asking him to call police. “I told my boss who called police,” he said.

Meanwhile her friend’s two roommates saw her on the balcony as they were getting dressed to go to work.

“She was crying, I asked her who she was and what she was doing at a men’s accommodation, she pointed at the defendant and said he raped her, I called the management and reported it,” one of the men said.

The Tanzanian man denied the rape charge will next appear in court on August 20.

It is unclear if the woman and her friend were charged with having consensual sex outside of wedlock.