Man assaulted teenage girl after spiking her drink on night out, Dubai court hears

The Bangladeshi man appeared in court on Monday

A man assaulted a teenage girl after spiking her drink on a night out, a Dubai court heard.

The Bangladeshi was said to have won his 15-year-old compatriot's trust by buying her a mobile phone before inviting her to join him at a night club.

She told prosecutors she woke up the next day in his bedroom, believing he had raped her while she was under the influence of an unknown substance.

The court heard the girl had been staying with her aunt in Dubai after moving to the Emirates from her homeland.

But when her relative was arrested, she found herself under the care of the man she claimed had sexually assaulted her.

"She [the aunt] asked him to take care of me until she was released," the girl said, according to court records.

The man allegedly assaulted the girl and forced her to work as a prostitute.

She managed to flee the apartment she was being kept in on August 1 of last year, taking a taxi to a police station in the emirate.

The man, 36, was arrested by police and charged with rape and human trafficking.

He denied the charges at Dubai Criminal Court. The case was adjourned until March 19.