12 December, 2007

Two men jailed for kidnap and rape of 15-year-old French boy

"Dubai: Two Emiratis were on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years in jail for kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old French boy.

The Dubai Court of First Instance handed down the verdict and referred the victim’s compensation claim of Dh15 million to a civil court.

The Public Prosecution had charged three UAE Nationals ­- a 35-year-old Aids patient, his 18-year-old unemployed compatriot and a 17-year-old teenager (prosecuted at Juvenile Court) - with deceiving and kidnapping the 15-year-old boy and his 16-year-old compatriot, who was kept inside the car.

The three were charged with forcefully undressing the 15-year-old boy, threatening him with a knife, before raping him.

More on Gulf News


localexpat said...

thats it???

They will probably be released in a few years under the government's annual Ramandan prisoners amnesty!

Proud Emirati said...

The 15 years is fine. I just hope that they don't get released. Those crimes don't get amnesty as far as I know, I hope so.

Kyle said...

The Gulf News article says ‘They refused to be brought to the court from prison’, which means they had to be sentenced in absentia. How can this be (for a crime of such a magnitude) and how is it that the Law Enforcement Authorities couldn’t drag them to court for their sentencing?

At this stage, this so-called due process stinks of a carefully executed plan to pacify the victim (Alex) and his family. Yet it also reeks of a convenient cakewalk these guys and their families would have lined up for their brief stay in Disneyland with the general population.

Or who knows they might even get a suite of their own.

The fact that the 15 Million compensation claim from the victim’s family was passed on to a civil court proves it will never see the light of day!

DUBAI JAZZ said...

I hope this wraps up the grace chapter once and for all...

Cairogal said...

The guy w/ HIV knowingly forced unprotected anal sex upon this kid. Isn't that close to a manslaughter, in the very least?

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