Woman on Dubai Visit Visa Jailed for Prostitution

A 27-year-old woman on visit visa has been sentenced to serve six months in jail after the Dubai Court of First Instance has found her guilty of being involved in prostitution. The woman will also be deported after her imprisonment, the Court noted.

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The incident had been reported on June 18 at the Bur Dubai police station after the Russian national claimed that she was forced to engage in sexual activities with a man. The woman had been detained since then. 

Dubai Visitor Jailed for Working as a Prostitute
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Woman on Tourist Visa Jailed for Allegedly Working as a Prostitute

According to a police sergeant, he was on patrol duty when he was alerted by the operation room about an incident, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.

The officer shared, “The woman was drunk when we arrested her. She said she had sex with a Turkish man, whom she had just met at a nightclub. She claimed she was then forced to have sex with his friend, also Turkish. Later, she retracted her statement confessing it was consensual in both times.” 

Meanwhile, the two men were referred to the Court of Misdemeanours on the charges of having illicit sex with the defendant.

All of them, together with a third man, were also charged with consuming alcohol without a permit.

During the public prosecution investigation, the woman revealed that she had arrived in the UAE on May 14 on a visit visa. 

On the day of the incident, at 1 am, she recounted that she was at a nightclub where she drank four glasses of an alcoholic beverage.

The woman also claimed that she had not known the two men prior to the incident. She recounted that she sat with one of them at a table, where his other friends were also present. 

Later on, one of the men invited her over to his flat to continue partying. And after half an hour, his two friends came.  

The woman then admitted to having sex with the two of them and confessed that she had been working in prostitution since her arrival in Dubai.

She further revealed that she would get between AED 1,000 and AED 3,000, and had already sent AED 8,000 to her family back home.

Meanwhile, a forensic report taken from the man who invited the woman to his flat revealed that he has a sexually transmitted disease. As per Dubai laws, the defendant has the right to file an appeal within 15 days from the date of the ruling.

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