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13 July 2024

Abu Dhabi prosecutor wants death for 'rapist'

By Staff

A man from another Gulf country could be executed for raping five boys in Abu Dhabi after seducing them to come with him to the top of buildings where they lived, claiming he wanted to show them the birds, the press reported on Monday.

The unnamed man, 39, first denied he was giving money to the boys and taking them to the building rooftops, but medical reports showed the children were raped.

Parents had reported the man to the police and all the victims identified their rapist at the police station, Emarat Al Youm Arabic language daily said.

“He used to stop a child and ask him about his name and age.

“He then gave him money and asked him to come to the top of the building to watch his birds.”

During trial, the prosecutor demanded the maximum punishment against the defendant on the grounds all his victims were children. He said the penalty should be in line with Law 354 specifying the death punishment in such cases.