Man gets 5 years for raping mentally ill girl

A criminal court in Abu Dhabi sentenced a man from another Gulf country to five years in prison after he was found guilty of raping an Arab girl suffering from mental illness.

The girl had known the man through social networks and she had agreed to meet him after he assured her that he only wanted to be a friend.

After their first innocent meeting, the girl was encouraged to see the man again after she trusted him. But she was wrong.

“After the second meeting, he raped her and then threatened that he would tell all her family if she tells any one about what happened…he later called the girl and told her not to contact him again,” the Arabic language daily Alkhaleej said.

It said the girl collapsed and told her family, who reported the man to the police.

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