DUBAI // A man who tried to rape an Italian jobseeker after pretending he wanted to hire her will spend a year in jail.
Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday morning convicted the Indian sales representative, 41, of attempted rape, which he had denied at a hearing in January.
The 29-year-old woman was on a visit visa to Dubai when she started looking for a job and was offered one by the salesman.
The two met at a Marriott hotel on August 2 last year to sign a contract. After getting into his room and signing the papers, the salesman took his victim by surprise and attacked. However, she managed to push him off and ran out of the room.
She reported the incident to police the next day.
An Emirati officer, 27, checked the CCTV footage, which showed the two going into the man’s hotel room and, in less than an hour, the woman was seen running out of the hotel room crying.
A report stated the woman had suffered minor bruises that could have been a result of the incident.
The sales representative will be deported after serving his jail term.
Source: uae news