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May. 23, 19 | 1:44 pm

An Egyptian man who was accused of raping a Filipina jobseeker twice has been cleared of the charge by the Dubai Court of First Instance.

The court acquitted him of the rape charges but the reasons behind the verdict were not immediately known, according to local media reports.

Prosecutors sought the stiffest penalty possible against him while he remains in detention.

According to previous reports, the Filipina jobseeker said that the 23-year-old suspect told her that his aunt was looking to hire someone for her business and invited the Filipina for an interview for the position.

The Filipina, who needed a job before her visa expires in April, agreed to go to the interview.

The suspect insisted that the Filipina rode with him on his vehicle and that he would take her to a restaurant where they will meet his aunt.

During the ride, however, the Egyptian man groped the woman but said that he was only looking for a cigarette pack on the Filipina’s seat.

The two then arrived at a hotel and asked the Filipina to enter one of the rooms there. This was when the rape incident took place.

The suspect allegedly left Dh50 inside her purse before letting her go.

The Filipina immediately reported the rape to one of the staff of the hotel who called the police leading to the Egyptian man’s arrest.

The defendant denied the accusations before the court.

The ruling has been appealed by the public prosecution.

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