A street in Bur Dubai, Dubai. Picture for illustration purposes only.


Teen locked in Dubai apartment, forced into prostitution


DUBAI – Three Bangladeshi men were sentenced to 7 years in jail for locking up a teenage girl in a Dubai apartment for months and forcing her into prostitution.

The human traffickers, aged between 20 and 28, were convicted at the Dubai Criminal Court and handed lengthy jail terms on Monday.

The court heard that the Bangladeshi teen, 17, was promised a job as a masseuse in Dubai, but was instead locked up in an apartment in Bur Dubai where she was forced to become a prostitute.

She was told that she needed to pay Dh13,000 if she refused to become a prostitute. Her case was brought to light after a customer who took pity on her gave her the contact number of Dubai Police in April.

Upon receiving her tip off, police traced her call and raided the apartment where she was locked up. Her three captors were also arrested, ending her four-month ordeal.

The court has ordered that the trio be deported after serving their jail terms. ICA/Expat Media


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