A Dubai court sentenced a Bangladesh national to life in jail for ‘trafficking a teenage girl to Dubai of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and raped her, said Gulf News.
The Dubai-based media outlet also said the man will be deported soon as Dubai Court of First Instance gave the verdict on the matter following a hearing on Sunday.
It added that the 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly forced to work in a brothel for seven months to support her family, was rescued by Dubai police in September 2018.
In an official statement, the victim said she was ‘initiated into prostitution’ in a flat at Al Ghusais area of Dubai, the report added.
The Bangladeshi girl, according to the report, arrived in the UAE in February last year on a visit visa.
The report also said the 44-year-old man raped the girl before putting her in a brothel with the promise of sending Dh 1,500 per month to her mother and sisters in their home country.
On information in September 2018, the Dubai Police arrested the Bangladeshi and rescued the girl from the flat, it added.
The alleged trafficker was charged for trafficking a minor girl, forcing her into prostitution and running a brothel.