The 23-year old woman
was reportedly assaulted after accepting a lift from a man in Jeddah. She was taken into a house and was raped by the man and his four friends. The woman after getting pregnant went to King Fahd Hospital for Armed Forces in an attempt to carry out an abortion where her 'crime' was revealed.
The judge who pronounced
the verdict said that the unmarried woman had committed adultery as she became pregnant after a forced sexual intercourse. She will be sent to a prison outside Jeddah to spend the one year imprisonment where she will be flogged after delivering her child.
According to Islamic Sharia
law, The testimony of four male witnesses is the standard for establishing guilt in sexual offenses. If four male witnesses do not come forward and the rape victim becomes pregnant, her pregnancy becomes evidence that she has committed adultery.