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Visitor jailed one year for consensual sex in hotel

A Saudi visitor has been sentenced to one year in jail for having paid sex with a prostitute

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Dubai: A Saudi visitor has been sentenced to one year in jail for having paid sex with a prostitute although he claimed he hired her for a massage only.

Meanwhile the Dubai Court of First Instance jailed the 34-year-old Uzbek woman, D.R., for three years for prostitution and she will be placed under police surveillance for three years.

D.F. and the 32-year-old visitor, B.A., were also sentenced to a month in jail for consuming liquor, according to Sunday’s judgement.

“I am not guilty. I did not have sex with her… I tried to be sociable when I consumed liquor,” claimed the Saudi when he countered his accusations.

Meanwhile D.R. entered a guilty plea when she confessed to prostitution and consuming alcohol.

Presiding judge Mohammad Jamal said the accused will be deported following the completion of their punishments.

On the other hand, B.A.’s lawyer argued that his client did not hire D.B. for paid sex but for a massage at his hotel.

“He did not have sex with D.R. They met in a nightclub and he invited her over to his hotel room. There he got naked so she could give him a massage… but they did not have sex. She gave an inconsistent statement before the police. One time she claimed that B.A. had protected sex with her and another time she claimed that he had unprotected and bizarre intercourse with her. It’s true that he removed his clothes, but not for sex… for a massage,” said d the lawyer in his written argument.

The Uzbek woman asked the court for a swift and lenient judgement.

According to Dubai Police’s forensic examiners, there were traces of semen and DNA on the bedsheet and D.F.’s underwear.

Prosecution records did not specify how the defendants were arrested in October.

Court records said the Uzbek woman confessed that she had stayed in Dubai illegally and that she smuggled her way into the UAE through Al Buraimi. She admitted that she was deported from the country earlier for working in the sex industry.

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