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Apr 11, 2012
Teacher gets 10 years in jail for raping student
teacher was jailed for ten years after a court convicted him of repeatedly
raping a 13-year-old boy after threatening to inform his father about his poor
The Dubai Court of First Instance jailed the 40-year-old Indian
defendant, H.M., after he was found guilty of molesting and raping the pupil.
According to the charge sheet, prosecutors said H.M. abused the
fact that he gave the pupil private Arabic lessons at his parents' house before
he had sex with him against his will and molested him while the victim's mother
"The accused will be deported following the completion of
his jail term," said presiding Judge Maher Salama Al Mahdi in courtroom
Prosecutors said while H.M. was at the pupil's house, he abused
him repeatedly over several visits.
In his statement before prosecutors, the 13-year-old claimed:
"One day after he finished the private lesson, he asked me to call my
mother. But she was very tired and couldn't move out of bed. She asked me to
tell the teacher that she would not be able to meet him. When I returned to the
room, the defendant asked me to take off my pants. Then he touched me
indecently and did something bad to me... he said that if I told anyone about
what he had done, he would tell my father that I had a bad academic performance
and that I never finish my homework." The judgment remains subject to
appeal within 15 days.