x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Mechanic’s rape acquittal upheld by Dubai court

Dubai Appeals Court upholds acquittal of man accused of rape.

DUBAI // A mechanic accused of kidnap and rape has had his acquittal upheld by the Appeals Court, which ruled the sex was consensual.

However, the court also upheld the man’s one-year jail term for sex-outside-wedlock.

SE, 60, an Emirati, was accused of posing as a policeman to kidnap and rape a maid. But when he appeared at the Criminal Court last February he said the case was malicious and that the woman had been going out with him for more than a month.

DNA traces proved the pair had engaged in sexual intercourse. The woman was not referred to court.

salamir@thenational.ae