Saudi Arabia’s prosecutors indicted a 42-year-old local school teacher in raping eight little girls aged between six and 12 years over the past four years after DNA tests proved he is guilty despite his repeated denials.
The man had snatched the girls in different areas in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah and taken them to his house, where he beat them up and raped them before forcing them to have alcohol and watch porno films on his laptop.
He then bundled each of them in his car, threatened to kill them and dumped them in the road, where they were picked by passersby and taken to police.
Newspapers on Saturday said DNA samples taken from the clothes of some victims were compatible with the defendant’s while medical reports provided another evidence of his crime. Police officials were quoted as saying most victims recognized the rapist, who was also captured by security cameras in some public places where he stalked his victims.
“This man has officially been charged of raping those girls…evidence shows he had kidnapped them from their families, beat them up, forced them into his house and raped them…he then forced them to drink alcohol and watch porno films on his laptop before throwing them out in the road,” a police spokesman said.
Quoted by Ajel newspaper, head of the general court in Jeddah Sheikh Ibrahim Al Kalli said three judges would try to the defendant, adding that he could be executed if convicted by the court.
Saudi police had arrested the school teacher, who is married and has four children, early this year just a week after he grabbed his latest victim at a rest house in Jeddah. Just before his arrest, nine-year-old Maha recounted her ordeal to the police and begged them to kill the rapist when they get him.
Newspapers in the oil-rich Gulf country said the unnamed rapist had stalked little girls near rest houses and wedding halls in Jeddah, the second largest Saudi city, and used to give them sweets or other items to lure them into his car.
He had first used a Toyota Prado to hunt for victims but later changed it into a small car with black glass so his victims will not be seen by others.
“He was taking the little girls to his house and rape them….before he goes out hunting for victims, he used to take his wife and children to a rest house far from his home and leave them there for some time,” Sabq daily said, Maha, whose father is a police man, told police how that man snatched her from a rest house late night, slapped her many times before bundling her in his car and took her to his apartment where he raped her.
“Kill him…kill him when you catch him,” the school girl told the police after recounting what she had been through and how she came back home.
Maha was with her family in a wedding at a rest house in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah when the outside door was knocked late night.
She went and opened the door to find a strange man who asked her to come with him and take a bag for the bride.
Scared by his looks, she refused and was about to rush back into the rest house when he grabbed her and dragged her to his car. He slapped her many times, bundled her in his car and sped away.
“I want to see this human wolf punished for what he had done to my daughter and other innocent girls…I will not rest before I catch him and hand him to justice,” Maha’s father said.