Soldier denies naked photo threats to sisters, Dubai court hears

A soldier denied threatening to post naked pictures of two sisters on several social media websites, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday morning.

DUBAI // A soldier denied threatening to post naked pictures of two sisters on several social media websites, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday morning.

SA, 21, a soldier from Sharjah, was also charged with sending images of a pornographic nature to the two women and with issuing insults, which he denied.

Prosecutors said the defendant used KIK, WhatsApp and Instagram to carry out his crimes during May last year.

JA, 29, testified that she received an invitation on her account of KIK from someone claiming to be called Sarah, who asked her about her sister.

“I asked her why she was asking about my sister and then to my surprise, this Sarah said that she wanted to have sex with my sister,” testified JA.

JA ignored the messages coming from the fake account but the messages then turned into insults and others contained pornographic images of women and men.

She added that a message said that the account holder wanted to have sex with her and her sister at the same time.

“When this person sent a message saying that a naked picture of me and my sister will be posted on the internet, I reported the matter to police,” said JA.

Police managed to track down the holder of the account and found that it was a man and not a woman and that the same messages sent to JA were also sent to her sister MA, 35.

“I received a picture of a naked woman who the sender claimed was hers, but then police discovered it was a man. He said in one of his messages that we go out with many men,” said MA.

Police said that investigations confirmed the defendant was on military deployment in Bahrain when he sent the message to the sisters from his KIK account using his mobile phone.

“We arrested him at the Dubai International Airport upon his return from Bahrain,” testified SA, 23, a policeman.

The next hearing will be on December 21.

salamir@thenational.ae

Published: December 8, 2014 04:00 AM

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