(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) the couple who was in the country on a visit visa was charged with human trafficking in the court of first instance
A couple faced trial on thursday for allegedly forcing their 15-year-old daughter into prostitution. the pakistani man 38 and his wife 35 were arrested red-handed on september 26 last year at a hotel in al muraqqabat after he handed over his daughter to a man who was in fact an undercover policeman. the defendant allegedly accepted dh10000.
The couple who was in the country on a visit visa was charged with human trafficking in the court of first instance. the wife is also accused of working willingly in prostitution. two other pakistani men were charged with sexually exploiting women running a brothel and hosting a website to promote and facilitate prostitution.
A 36-year-old pakistani businessman has been charged in the same case with having sex with the minor. he is the only one who has been granted bail in the case.
The victim a student said she arrived in dubai with her parents on august 26 last year. “around 7pm on september 26 last year my father told me that he would take me to a hotel where i would spend the whole night with a man and have sex with him” she said in the investigation.
Her parents took her to the hotel room. “i saw my father collecting dh10000 from a man. my father told the man to not hurt me as i was too young. he said he would pick me up in the morning” she said.
Her parents were arrested by the cid (criminal investigation department) officers as they were on their way out of the room.
The girl told the investigators that prior to this her father allegedly collected dh16000 from a man who had sex with her in another hotel room.
A police officer said they arrested the girl’s father after being tipped-off that he would give his daughter for sex at a hotel in abu hail in al muraqqabat. the officer quoted the father as admitting that he forced his daughter into prostitution because he was “desperate for money”. he also allegedly admitted that his wife worked in prostitution.
Another man who allegedly dropped the teenager to the hotel earlier was arrested on october 31 last year at dubai international airport. his accomplice was arrested later. they were found to have allegedly run a brothel and exploited seven women in prostitution.