Human trafficker faces rape charge

Human trafficker faces rape charge. (SUPPLIED)

A man accused of human trafficking raped one of the women who was brought into the country and forced her to become a prostitute, Dubai Criminal Court was told yesterday.

Jobless JA, 38, is one of three Asians accused in the case – the others are salesman MS, 29, and labourer MD, 38. The charges include holding the alleged rape victim against her will. MS is accused of running a brothel in an apartment while the other two are said to have assisted in its running.

Prosecutors said the rape happened after JA collected the alleged victim along with other women at Dubai International Airport. He tricked her into believing she could work as a maid in his apartment – then took her there and carried out the assault, it was claimed.

The defendants, who are being held in custody, attended yesterday's hearing. The lawyer representing the first defendant was also present and asked for time to examine the case.

The trial was adjourned until March 3.

The public prosecution was asked to appoint a lawyer to represent the other two defendants.


OTHER CASES

- Six men stole nine tonnes of iron from the company where they worked, Dubai Criminal Court heard yesterday.

Defendant FA, 38, admits robbery but the others – SS, 39, NS, 23, SK, 23, SM, 38 and ML, 24 – deny the charge. The case continues.

- A construction company watchman grew suspicious when he saw a man carrying a large bag and challenged him – but was told it contained vegetables.

However, when he examined the bag he found cables inside, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

Asian JB, 24, admitted robbery and the case was adjourned.

 

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