x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Women arrested after drunken dispute deny prostitution

Two women deny prostitution but admit to drinking alcohol, a Dubai court has heard.

DUBAI // Two prostitutes and their client were arrested after a drunken dispute over payment, the Criminal Court heard today.

Employees of the Parkway hotel in Al Muraqqabat reported one of the two Moroccan women to police after she tried to turn on the fire alarm during a drunken rage on May 25 this year.

Prosecutors said that one of the women, SG, a 23-year-old receptionist, arranged for her friend, NJ, also 23, to have sex with the Kuwaiti man BS, 27, in his room at the hotel.

After the pair had intercourse a dispute erupted over the woman's payment. The Kuwaiti man told police investigators that he paid the receptionist Dh2,000 when she delivered her friend to him, but that the other prostitute demanded more money, so he threw her out. He denied the prostitute's claim that he had assaulted her.

The Kuwaiti man was charged with having consensual sex outside of marriage and assault, while the two women were charged with prostitution. All three were charged with drinking alcohol. The man did not appear in court to enter a plea, while the two women denied prostitution, but admitted drinking alcohol.

The next hearing was scheduled for December 12.

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