Man accused at Dubai court of raping his ex-girlfriend’s sister

A man accused of trespassing and raping his ex-girlfriend’s sister while carrying a stun gun said she willingly let him into the house.

DUBAI // A man accused of trespassing and raping his ex-girlfriend’s sister while carrying a stun gun said she willingly let him into the house.

At Dubai Criminal Court on Wednesday morning Emirati MF, 34, was charged with rape, issuing threats to kill, trespassing and physical assault, all of which he denied.

“I did not threaten nor beat her, I entered the place with her consent,” he told judges.

The 23-year-old victim, who holds a Comoros Islands passport, testified that her sister, who had been in a relationship with the Emirati, had left for Abu Dhabi and so she went to sleep.

At nearly 2am on August 28 she felt someone in the bedroom at their house in Al Rashidiya.

“I was surprised to seem him in my bedroom carrying a stun gun and an iron first,” said the sister. “I asked him how he got into the house but he did not answer and, instead, he took away my phones.”

She sensed danger and so faked being sick to get him to take her to the hospital. As they left the house for his car, a friend of hers who was invited to spend the night with her saw them and the victim threw herself to the floor and started screaming for help.

The friend ran away and the victim was dragged back into the house by the defendant, prosecutors claim. They said that the man then raped her.

“He told me before he raped me that he wanted to burn my sister’s heart and punish me for screaming outside, also,” the victim said.

She said he also threatened to burn down the house and kill her. “He grabbed me by the neck and said to me: ‘Do you want me to kill you now?’” recalled the woman.

He then left the house, she said, leaving her with bruises all over her body. She then called police.

The victim’s friend, Emirati SS, 22, said: “I went to her house so I can sleep over. I saw her being dragged by a man and when I asked who he was, he reached to his pocket and I thought he was picking up a weapon, so I freaked out and left.”

A forensic report confirmed the bruises on the woman’s body are consistent with her story. The report also said that recent sexual intercourse could not be confirmed by medical examination but it was possible that it had happened.

The report also found traces of semen on the woman’s body that matched the DNA of the defendant.

The next hearing is on December 31.

salamir@thenational.ae

Published: December 10, 2014 04:00 AM

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