Lifeguard raped woman in Dubai

 A lifeguard has been accused of raping a jobless woman in the flat shortly after she had consensual sex with his roommate.

The Kenyan woman was said to have visited a place where African nationals gather to drink alcohol in Al Quoz and met her countryman, who invited her over to spend the night at his flat in April.

They finished consuming alcohol, according to records, before she accompanied the man to the flat.

The Kenyan roommate then had consensual sex with her at 4am. Shortly after, the man went out to the balcony to smoke before the 38-year-old Tanzanian lifeguard forced himself on the woman and raped her.

Records said the Kenyan man scuffled with the Tanzanian man once he knew what had happened.

Later the woman went out to the balcony, tossed a small pebble at the building’s security guard who was standing a bit far, to get his attention and asked him to call the police.

Prosecutors charged the 38-year-old suspect with rape.

The suspect pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday.

“I did not rape her,” he told presiding judge Fahd Al Shamsi.

The Kenyan woman testified to prosecutors that she met the roommate on what she called ‘a drinking den where all Africans meet to mingle and drink liquor’ in Al Qouz.

“I consumed liquor with my countryman for a while before I went to a nearby supermarket. There the suspect came and asked me for my number but I refused to give it to him. I did not have enough money for the taxi and asked my countryman to lend me some money … instead he invited me to stay over at his flat. I agreed and accompanied him there. When we entered the flat (that was shared by a number of persons), I was surprised to see the suspect inside. My countryman set a mattress for us to sleep in the middle of the room … I agreed to have sex with him.

“The suspect came and asked me to help him in the kitchen … then he locked the door and told me that I had refused to give him my number. Then he said he wanted to have sex with me but I also turned him down … when he tried to approach me, I grabbed a knife and threatened to use it before he walked away. I left the kitchen and told the roommate what had happened and he told me to take it easy because the suspect was drunk. My countryman went to smoke in the balcony and the suspect came and raped me,” she told to prosecutors.

A police lieutenant testified to prosecutors that the building’s security guard notified them about a woman attempting suicide.

“We rushed to the scene and on-site interrogations revealed that she had consensual sex with her countryman who ran away and the suspect raped her,” he told prosecutors.

Presiding judge Al Shamsi said the court will appoint a lawyer to defend the suspect when it reconvenes on August 10.


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