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article image3 Teens Arrested For Assault and Gang Rape in UAE

By FC Kaw     Dec 5, 2008 in Crime
Three young Emiratis were arrested for assault and gang rape of Arab classmates at a school in Sharjah. They are being investigated for homosexuality and rape.
Three Emiratis youth, all aged 17, were arrested last week at Sharjah Education Zone for brutally assaulting their classmate at school. They are now under investigation after the young male student victim reported them to the school after recovering from his shock. The school immediately referred the case to an official at the Sharjah Education Zone.
The ville attack occurred in a classroom during the school day, officials have confirmed. According to 7DAYS, police would not confirm whether the youths were being held in custody.
According to the victim, the students restrained him and asked to have sex with him. When he refused, they raped him one after another. He could not escape or scream for help because they threatened to kill him.
The victim’s age has not been released, but he is believed to be a teenager.
The school has immediately suspended the youths and referred the case to the Education Zone once reported by the victim. The victim has been sent to a psychologist for treatment to help him with his ordeal while waiting for medical reports to come back.
According to a police source, the alleged attackers are being investigated for homosexuality and rape. All three could face life in jail if convicted of the rape charges, a lawyer has confirmed.
Abdul Hamid Al-Kumaiti said, “They might all be facing life in jail, but usually the court will take their ages into consideration and reduce the sentence because they are still teenagers.”
The results of the investigation are expected by the end of this month.
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