Dubai rapist's prison sentence doubled

The man was initially jailed for five years following the attack last year

A Dubai rapist jailed for five years for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a tourist has had his sentence doubled following an appeal by prosecutors.

The man, 46, from Bangladesh, used fake ID to pose as a city inspector in October last year and insisted his victim accompany him to a police station.

But instead of leading the 22-year-old to authorities, he lured the woman to an empty park where he gagged and raped her.

In March, judges at Dubai Criminal Court jailed the man for five years but prosecutors later appealed against the sentence and successfully argued to have it doubled to 10.

Updated: September 22, 2019 03:20 PM