Dubai: Jobless woman jailed for working as prostitute

A jobless woman has been jailed for three months for working as prostitute and indulging in a sexual affair four years ago, that resulted in an illegitimate baby girl.

The Saudi woman had been involved in an assault in a villa in Mirdif in March before police were summoned and arrested her at 9pm.

When police came to know that a four-year-old girl was present with the Saudi woman, the latter admitted that the child had been a result of an out-of-wedlock sexual affair that she had with an Iranian man.

The latter absconded from the UAE.

Police interrogations revealed that the woman had delivered the illegal child in a flat in Ajman with the help of an Iranian woman. A Syrian visitor was also found to be living with her in her flat.

During questioning, the Saudi woman said she had housed the Syrian man to stay with her because he was jobless and homeless.

She also admitted that she used to have sex with men twice or thrice a day for charges between Dh800 and Dh1,500 to be able to feed her daughter.

On Sunday, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the Saudi defendant of working as prostitute.

On Wednesday, jail wardens failed to bring the suspect on time and produce her before presiding judge Fahd Al Shamsi to enter her plea.

According to Sunday’s ruling, the defendant will be deported after serving her punishment.

The Saudi and the Syrian man are currently being tried before the Dubai Misdemeanours Court on the charge of incitement to commit a sin by living together without being related and having consensual sex.

The woman was quoted as admitting to prosecutors that she had been working in prostitution and had been getting paid for having sex with strangers for nearly two years.

The Saudi and Syrian defendants shared the same accommodation in a flat in Ajman for three months.

During questioning, the woman said she had been working as prostitute before she met the Iranian absconder. Then she indulged in a year-long unmarried sex relationship with him and delivered the baby girl before he left the UAE,

The Saudi woman further claimed during questioning that when she met the Syrian suspect in Dubai, she hired him as a babysitter and allowed him to stay in her flat.

Sunday’s ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days.


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