The Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday convicted a man of molesting two women at knife-point, and jailed him for three years.
The 29-year-old Egyptian man, got acquainted with a 27-year-old Filipina employee over a social media network and asked her out for coffee.
She however went along with her 25-year-old friend to meet him. He took them both to his residence and molested them.
“The accused will be deported following the completion of his imprisonment,” said Presiding Judge Wajdi Al Menyawi in courtroom three.
Records said when the defendant went to the bathroom to clean up after he molested the women, his victims ran out from his flat in International City on September 19.
“I strongly deny the accusation,” the Egyptian told the court as he entered a not guilty plea.
Prosecutors charged the Egyptian with having carnal knowledge of the two Filipinas at the same time after he had threatened to invite his friends over to molest them if they refused to yield. He also threatened the Filipinas with a kitchen knife. One of the victims testified that the defendant claimed to be a Brazilian named Kylo when she first met him over a social network on September 17.
“He invited me for coffee. I took my friend with me and he picked us up and took us to his flat. When we finished having coffee he claimed that he wanted to sleep and said he would drop us home in the morning. We went towards the door wanting to leave…he picked up a knife and stopped us. He asked to have s*x with both of us otherwise he would bring his friends to molest us. We felt scared and had to yield to his threats. When he went to the bathroom, we dressed up and ran away,” the 27-year-old claimed to prosecutors.
The 25-year-old friend confirmed her countrywoman’s statement.
A Pakistani driver also claimed that the women seemed scared when they asked him to drive them home.
“They told me that someone threatened them with a knife,” claimed the driver.
Thursday’s judgement remains subject to appeal within 15 days.