Court Of First Instance Sentenced Iraqi Man To Jail For Trespassing Into House Of Minor Girl And Raping
The Misdemeanor Circle of the Court of First Instance sentenced an Iraqi man to ten-year imprisonment with hard labor for trespassing into the house of a minor girl in the night and raping her.
The court also fined the victim’s father and two siblings KD50 each for physically assaulting the suspect, and acquitted another sibling of the victim for attempting to rape the suspect in front of neighbors in order to teach him a lesson. According to the case file, the man allegedly raped the 11-year-old girl without force, trick or threat, but had entered the residence without the permission of her father.
When the father and siblings caught him, they physically attacked him to the extent that he sustained wounds throughout his body. The defense counsel to the third sibling of the victim, Lawyer Mohammad Saqer disputed allegation against his client, insisting that the allegation was fraught with concoction of lies and vexatious attempt to implicate him. He stressed that the documents presented could not prove the allegation, which he regarded as unreasonable.