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Police impostor kidnapped and abused visitor sexually

Suspect forced woman to get into his car while she was throwing garbage and molested her

15:52 December 26, 2017

Dubai: A jobless man has been accused of posing as a policeman and sexually abusing a visitor.

The 31-year-old Filipina woman visitor was said to have been staying at her aunt’s house when she went out to dispose the garbage of in Al Rashidiya in June.

While she was heading back to her aunt’s residence, a 31-year-old Omani man stopped his car, according to records, in front of her, presented what he claimed to be a police ID and asked her to get in the car.

The Filipina felt scared when he yelled at her and ordered her to sit in the front passenger seat as she tried to tell him to wait until she informed her aunt. The Filipina then opened the car door and sat in the passenger’s seat before the Omani man drove off.

The 31-year-old pulled over in a sandy and unpopulated area before he groped the woman and coerced her to perform oral sex on him.

The Omani man then dropped back the woman who lodged a police complaint after reaching her aunt’s house.

Police showed the woman the photos of a number of suspects, who have criminal records and involved in sex crimes, before she identified the 31-year-old man.

A police patrol raided the man’s house but he was not present.

He was arrested when he visited the police station two days later, said records.

Prosecutors accused the suspect of posing as a policeman, kidnapping the Filipina, assaulting, molesting and sexually abusing her.

The suspect refuted all allegations when he showed up before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday.

“No, that did not happen,” said the 31-year-old suspect as he entered a not guilty plea before presiding judge Mohammad Jamal.

The Filipina visitor claimed to prosecutors that the suspects called her and pretended to be a policeman while she was throwing away the garbage.

“I told him to wait until I tell my aunt that I needed to be with him. He shouted at me and forced me into his car. He drove to a sandy area where he pulled over. He groped me, removed my dress, and molested me. He also forced me to perform oral sex on him. Then he dropped me at a far-away place … I walked to my aunt’s house and then we reported the matter to the police,” she testified to prosecutors.

A policeman testified to prosecutors: “During questioning, the suspect dismissed the Filipina’s allegations.”

The suspect will hire a lawyer to defend him when the court reconvenes on January 16.