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Driver's jail term for raping boys reduced.

Summary: DUBAI -- The Dubai Court of Appeal on Wednesday reduced the jail sentence, awarded to a 61-year-old driver for sodomising two teenagers under threats, from seven years to five.

DUBAI -- The Dubai Court of Appeal on Wednesday reduced the jail sentence, awarded to a 61-year-old driver for sodomising two teenagers under threats, from seven years to five.

The court presided by Judge Moustapha Shinawi upheld the deportation order against him.

In April, the Court of First Instance sentenced the accused to seven-year imprisonment followed by deportation on the same charges. The Appellate Court reduced his jail term considering his age.

According to the prosecution arraignment sheet, the Pakistani driver sodomised two compatriot teenagers, aged 14 and 13, repeatedly after luring them to his workplace after work hours and to a villa in Mirdiff. The 14-year-old student victim said during investigation that the driver had been sodomising him for four years. The student met him for the first time when he was playing outside his house.

The defendant used to pass by the house and speak to him in a nice way. One day, he offered the student a ride in his car and began talking about sodomy.

"He said he wanted to have sex with me. I refused but he insisted and I had to obey him after he threatened to hurt me," the student claimed.

He said the defendant took him to a room in a house in Mirdiff where he undressed and sexually assaulted him.

He felt real pain and cried. The driver said he was sorry and gave him some money. He drove him back home and threatened to beat him up if he told anybody about what he did. He repeated the act on different occasions for four years.

The 13-year-old second victim told the prosecution that he met the defendant through the other victim in Al Mamzar Park.

"He lured us to his office in a building where he alleged he had toys. There he forced me to undress after he threatened me with a knife."

He had been sexually assaulted every Friday for four months.

The defendant would pick them up from a bus stand.

The police arrested the driver after the 13-year-old student's father found out and filed a complaint in early January.

A watchman of the building, where the defendant worked, confirmed seeing him bringing the teenagers after work hours to the tower located in Rigga Al Buttain, Muraqqabat. During investigation, the two teenagers led a police unit to the villa in Mirdiff where they were sexually assaulted by the defendant.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jun 1, 2011
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