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Emirati faces UAE court for rape try on Pinay

May 10, 2012 10:30am
A 26-year-old Emirati faced a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court on Tuesday for an alleged attempt to rape a 40-year-old Filipina whom he reportedly dragged from an elevator and through a corridor to his apartment in February this year.
According to a report of the news site Khaleej Times on Wednesday, the defendant pushed the Filipina inside his hotel room in but his rape try was foiled when he heard someone knocking on the door.

The Emirati is facing charges of rape, kidnap with the use of force, and consumption of liquor.

The Khaleej Times report said footage recorded by the building’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) system showed the defendant dragging the woman to his apartment.
 The Filipina said she went to visit a friend in the apartment. When she rode the elevator, the Emirati followed her.

When the elevator reached the seventh floor, the Filipina alleged that the man suddenly grabbed her shoulders and arms and pulled her out.

The Filipina said she was screaming as the man dragged her through the corridor.
Despite her shouts, the man rang the bell of his apartment and pushed her inside after a man opened the door. 
The report said the woman kept screaming loudly and hysterically despite the defendant’s threats he would slit her throat if she did not keep quiet.
The Filipina got her chance to escape when a woman knocked on the defendant's apartment.
A separate report on Gulf News said the defendant denied the allegations against him.
The report said the Emirati told prosecutors: "I have nothing to do with those accusations."
The report added that the Filipina only reported the crime a week after the incident allegedly happened.

The court reconvenes on May 27. - VVP, GMA News
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