Conned by a cross­dresser

Rape vic­tim lured by ‘woman in labour’

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Is­mail Se­bug­waawo @is­mailsebu is­mail@7days.ae

A woman has told of how she was gang raped by three men after one posed as a preg­nant lady to trick her into get­ting into their car.

The Filip­ina was kid­napped and raped in a re­mote area after agree­ing to help, be­liev­ing the ‘woman’ was in labour.

Her or­deal on the out­skirts of Abu Dhabi in May was re­vealed in court as her at­tack­ers, three Bangladeshis, were each sen­tenced to 10 years in jail.

Abu Dhabi Crim­i­nal Court heard the woman was walk­ing on a road in the out­skirts of the city after vis­it­ing a friend one evening.

She said a white car pulled up along­side her and a man opened the rear car door.

She saw one man be­hind the wheel and another in the back seat with what ap­peared to be a woman on her back.

The vic­tim tes­ti­fied: “The woman was touch­ing her stom­ach while scream­ing that she was in a lot of pain and that she wanted to de­liver her baby in a hos­pi­tal.”

She said the men ex­plained they had re­cently moved from another emi­rate and could not find a hos­pi­tal, ask­ing her to get in.

The woman said: “I first hes­i­tated, fear­ing get­ting in with strangers. But when the men in­sisted that they needed my help, I felt sorry for the preg­nant woman and of­fered to help them.”

As they neared the hos­pi­tal she di­rected them to, they turned in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion.

When she asked where they were go­ing they tied her up.

She said: “I was shocked to see the per­son who claimed to be preg­nant and in labour was just in dis­guise as a woman, I saw it was a man.”

She said they took her to an iso­lated place where they raped her one after another. They left her after tak­ing her mo­bile phone and wal­let. The men will be de­ported on their re­lease.

‘I saw the per­son who claimed to be preg­nant was a man in dis­guise.’ – Tes­ti­mony of the rape vic­tim

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