Woman who ‘admitted to being sex worker’ denies it in Dubai court

Pakistani tourist and a man from the Comoros Islands are in the dock in Dubai after meeting in a hotel nightclub.

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DUBAI // A woman who prosecutors said walked into a police station to admit she was a prostitute has denied being one in court, telling the presiding judge that she had consensual sex with the other defendant.

Dubai Criminal Court was told on Thursday that Pakistani tourist F K, 27, walked into Al Raffa Police Station to declare her guilt but she only admitted to meeting K A, 43, from the Comoros Islands, in a hotel nightclub and that no money was exchanged for sex.

Court records state that they met on January 19 and they agreed on a fee of Dh800 for sex.

During interrogations, the unemployed man told prosecutors that he gave Dh500 to the woman and that she then gave it to a friend of hers in the nightclub.

He said the pair then took a taxi to his home in Al Satwa.

No mention of the circumstances of the arrests were made in court but Yemeni police officer S A, 44, said that the man admitted having sex with the woman and that she left his house afterwards without issue.

A forensic report showed that the Pakistani woman does not have any STD and that she is not pregnant.

In court, K A admitted consuming alcohol without a licence and having consensual sex with the woman, while also requesting leniency from the judge.

F K denied a prostitution charge but confessed to a charge of consuming alcohol without a licence and having consensual sex with the defendant outside of wedlock.

The next hearing will be on April 30.