Cop jailed for securing female inmate’s release so she could work in brothel
ABU DHABI // A police major who authorised the release of a female prisoner so she could work as a prostitute in a brothel has been jailed for eight years.
On Monday, Z S H, an Emirati was sentenced to five years by the Criminal Court for cooperating with Bangladeshis S A, M K and F M to encourage inmate R D, from Indonesia, into prostitution and adultery.
He was also sentenced to three further years for helping police officers H M and R F, also Emiratis, to forge police reports and using them while knowing they were forged.
H M and R F were also sentenced to three years in jail.
R D was sentenced to four years for prostitution.
S A, M K and F M were all jailed for 10 years for running a brothels and persuading R D to work as a prostitute. They were, however, cleared of paying bribes.
At a previous hearing, Z S H had denied the charges, saying they were fabricated by people with a grudge against him. He said his position meant he had arrested more than 11,000 visa violators, so many people sought revenge against him.
R D had told the court that she was transferred from prison into an apartment where she had sex with 10 to 12 men a day. She said she was only paid Dh12 to Dh15 per client, while the three Bangladeshi men kept the rest of the money.
The Criminal Court also sentenced the non-Emirati defendants to deportation after serving their sentences.
Published: May 12, 2014 04:00 AM