Two Pakistani men, who lured a 37-year-old Filipina job-seeker to their car claiming that they wanted to take her company for a job interview, before forcibly stripping her and attempting to rape her, after they had tied her up with wires of phone chargers have been jailed in Dubai.
The men identified simply as M.M 30, and S.N 32, backed down and did not rape the job seeker afterthey realized she was menstruating but that didn't stop the court from jailing the duo for life.
The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted M.M. and S.N. of kidnapping the woman and attempting to rape her and stealing her cash and mobile phone and threatening to kill her.
Presiding judge Ahmad Mohammad said the duo will be deported following the completion of their jail term.
The duo refuted all their accusations as they pleaded not guilty.
The Filipina met the suspects in Al Ghubaiba area where they picked her up. They also threatened to kill her.
The Filipina said the duo posed as employers when they claimed to her that they had spotted her CV on Dubizzle.
“Shortly after I posted my CV on Dubizzle, the defendants called me … I was looking for a job during my visit here. They picked me up from Al Ghubaiba bus station … they claimed that they had to take me to the company’s premises in Abu Dhabi for an interview and to familiarise me with the place. S.N. drove while M.M. sat beside me. The latter flirted with me and touched me … he told me that he had fallen in love with me at first sight and wanted to marry me. I prevented him from touching me. They stopped in an uninhabited area and switched seats and then S.N. molested me. The two assaulted me and tied me up with the wires of battery chargers. They abused me sexually,” she testified.
The defendants’ court-appointed lawyers asked the presiding judge to hand their clients lenient punishments because they had agreed to have paid sex with the woman.
The primary ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days.