10 August 2012

Jail term upheld for man who lured widow into prostitution

AS then raped her and told her she would have to prostitute herself for three months or pay them 20,000 Indian rupees (Dh1,311) to cover her travel costs. The widow eventually called 999 after one of her clients advised her of the number. Police raided the room three days later and arrested AS as he tried to escape from a window to the roof of the building. He told police he was recruited by one of the other men to work as a servant for a family in Al Ain, but passed the health check and took the job in the brothel instead. The three men were charged with human trafficking, holding the woman hostage, and running a brothel. AS was sentenced to three years in prison by the Dubai Criminal Court last month. He will be deported following his prison term.