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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Unmarried woman goes into labour with baby at Bur Dubai police station

The woman and her partner were sentenced to suspended one-month jail terms for having sex outside of marriage 

A woman who went into labour with an illegitimate child at a police station in Dubai will be deported with her partner.

On July 5 last year, the 27-year-old Dominican went to Bur Dubai Police Station after a report was filed against her for allegedly issuing a bounced cheque.

While at the station the woman went into labour, so police took her to Latifa Hospital, where she gave birth to a girl.

At the hospital, the woman failed to provide a marriage certificate then admitted to police that the child was born out of wedlock.

The woman was referred to prosecutors on charges of having consensual sex outside of marriage.

According to prosecutors, the woman said she came to the UAE in 2012 and met a Yemeni man four years later with whom she began a relationship. She said the man would visit her at her flat in Discovery Gardens.

The 30-year-old man was arrested and questioned by police.

The woman said she became pregnant in November. During police questioning her partner denied being the father, saying he only had sex with her once in April 2016.

A medical report confirmed that the Yemeni man was the child’s biological father.

At Dubai Court of Misdemeanours, the man told judges: “It’s not true that we has illicit sex, we were married according to a civil contract".

The court sentenced them both to a suspended one-month jail term and ordered their deportation.

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