Wo­man tells of kid­nap and abuse or­deal

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A wo­man claims she was raped by two men pre­tend­ing to be prospec­tive em­ploy­ers.

Pros­e­cu­tors told Dubai Court of First In­stance that, on May 23 last year, the 31-year-old Filip­ina posted her CV on the in­ter­net as she was look­ing for a job. She claims one of the de­fen­dants called her and asked to meet to dis­cuss a va­cancy.

The wo­man said she waited for him at a bus stop in Bur Dubai and he ar­rived at 4pm with the sec­ond de­fen­dant in a car. Both men are Pak­istani.

The Filip­ina told the court: “They asked me By Ali Al Shouk about my former job then told me that we were go­ing to their com­pany for an in­ter­view.

“One of them sat be­side me and started touch­ing my body. I fought with him and punched him in the face and he used a taser gun and threat­ened to kill me.”

The wo­man said the men took her to the desert and raped her af­ter ty­ing her hands with a belt. She claimed they then kept driv­ing around un­til the early hours with her tied up.

“We reached a con­struc­tion area where I man­aged to es­cape. I told one that I would let him have sex with me and they re­moved the belt but then I ran to­wards some work­ers and asked for help and the men fled,” the wo­man added.

The de­fen­dants, aged 30 and 32, deny kid­nap, rape, rob­bery and threat­en­ing to kill the wo­man.

The trial has been ad­journed.

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