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Woman Reports Gang Rape, Hit With Illegal Sex Charge

The 18-year-old Emirati's crime: sex out of wedlock
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Suggested by MarionRozelle
Posted May 20, 2010 11:50 AM CDT
Woman Reports Gang Rape, Hit With Illegal Sex Charge
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 19: A woman strolls the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on December 19, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Mosque, named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – An Emirati woman who reported that six men raped her in the backseat of a car is facing charges right alongside her alleged assailants—for having sex out of wedlock. And because she was willingly in the car, which was driven by a friend, the charges also state that the two met for the purpose of having sex. Prosecutors say they did just that then were joined by five others, and all six raped her. The 18-year-old has pleaded not guilty, reports the National.
(Read more Abu Dhabi stories.)

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