Five Bangladeshis jailed in UAE for forcing girl into prostitution
30 October 2018
Five Bangladeshis have been each sentenced to four years in jail on Monday by a Dubai court after it found them guilty of human trafficking.
The convicts lured a teenager girl to travel to Dubai from Bangladesh with a passport with false age and forced her into prostitution, reports the UAE daily the Khaleej Times.
According to the newspaper report, the girl was taken to a flat in Al Muhaisnah forced to work as a prostitute.
One of the convicts got an additional six-month jail term for running a brothel and exploiting women in the flesh trade.
Among the convicts, there was a woman who herself worked as a prostitute, received an extra imprisonment of six months.
The court also ordered their deportation and that the flat be sealed. It can be reopened only with a public prosecution order.
They were arrested on May 14 in Al Qusais.
The victim was then sent to the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.