Three men, who ran a flat as a prostitution den, have been jailed for five years by a Dubai court. Public prosecution records show that the three men – an Indian and two Bangladeshis – had their flat in Hor Al Anz, Al Muraqqabat, raided by the police following a fight over money during which a pimp fell down from a window.
They were also ordered to pay a fine of Dh100,000 each.
A 25-year-old Indian woman, accused of working in prostitution in the flat, received a three-year-imprisonment term. The court ordered their deportation and that the flat be shut down.
The three men had different roles in facilitating the flesh trade. One of them, a 28-year-old Indian, would lead the clients to the flat. After they had sex with the women there, another accomplice, 36, would collect money from them. This accomplice would then hand over the revenues to the third defendant, 33.
The police raided the flat, which was partitioned for the immoral activities, on April 21.
A policeman said that he was on patrol duty after midnight when he was alerted about a man who had fallen from the second floor of a building. “When we reached the scene, we saw the man sitting outside the entrance. He was injured and bleeding from his right arm. He told us he had fallen from the kitchen window.” He was rushed to the hospital.
The police found the key of the flat in the same place where the injured defendant was sitting. One of the men inside was heard screaming for help. That man, who had a cut in his thigh, told the police he was lured by one of the defendants to have sex with a prostitute for Dh50. He went to the flat with his friend and had sex with that woman.
After they failed to pay the due amount, a fight broke out, when they cut each other with glass shards.
The woman confessed to the police that she worked as a prostitute and that she had started this work four days prior to the incident. She admitted she had consensual sex with two of her accomplices. The police also questioned another prostitute who was there.
Two of the men there admitted they had been working as pimps.
The clients and one of the two women were referred to the Court of Misdemeanours on the charge of having illicit sex.
The defendants can appeal the ruling within 15 days.