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Visitor faces charges of blackmailing and raping girl.

Dubai A visitor was accused of raping a teenaged schoolgirl less than half his age after blackmailing her.

Prosecutors said the 36-year-old Jordanian visitor, Z.G., tricked the 14-year-old Emirati schoolgirl and made her believe that he was a girl from her school before she e-mailed him her photos in revealing clothes and in the nude.

Z.G. was said to have blackmailed the teenager, according to prosecution records, saying he would show the photos to her father before she allowed him to enter her bedroom where he had sex with her.

"No, I did not have sex with her against her will. It was consensual," argued Z.G. when he pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance yesterday.

According to the arraignment sheet, prosecutors said the defendant, who lives and works in Saudi Arabia, took advantage of the girl's age and immaturity by posing as a girl and befriending her on MSN Messenger. He was additionally charged with threatening to dishonour the schoolgirl. Prosecutors also charged him with trespassing.

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The schoolgirl testified that she got acquainted with Z.G. over the internet when she was nearly 13 years old. "He claimed that he acquired my e-mail from my Facebook account. He alleged that he studied in my school and knew one of my friends before I accepted his friendship request on MSN Messenger. He alleged that my schoolmates would set me up and insert porno CDs and indecent photos in my schoolbag. He asked me to send him my photos after he provided me with that piece of information. Mistaking him for a girl, I e-mailed him some photos of me wearing revealing clothes.

"He blackmailed meEoACA* and asked me to take naked photos of myself and e-mail these to himEoACA* which I did. He e-mailed me again and asked to have sex with me, saying if I didn't he would show the photos to my father. He asked for my address to come and delete the photos in front of meEoACA* that night I opened the door for him around 1.30am and he had sex with me in my bedroom. The next morning I mistakenly drank acetoneEoACA* when I vomited my parents took me to hospital. I claimed to them that a man had trespassed into my room and raped me," the girl claimed to prosecutors.

Police arrested the defendant and confiscated his laptop and BlackBerry phone. The trial continues.

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Date:Apr 30, 2012
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