Could this happen in Oman?
Italian visitor denies charges of rape
By Bassam Za'za', Senior Reporter
Published: November 27, 2008, 23:28
Dubai: An Italian visitor has argued that he only massaged a Filipina and denied her accusation that he imprisoned her in a hotel apartment and raped her twice over a period of three days.
The Filipina claimed that she left her husband and son in the Philippines and flew in to Ras Al Khaimah where she had been promised work as a maid.
"Four days after my arrival the labour agency handed me over to the Iraqi suspect who promised to recruit me as a waitress," said V.S.
"Instead he brought me to Dubai and locked me up in the apartment. Shortly afterwards the Italian walked into the room and raped me in the bedroom during the first day. They locked me up for three days and I.M. also raped me the second day," she added.
She claimed in her statement that she was unable to fight off her abusers and that she failed in her attempts to cry for help and run away from the apartment.
"I cried for three days and repeatedly insisted on the suspects to take me back to RAK. When they took me down to the parking lot, I saw a compatriot and cried out for help," she alleged.
An employee at the hotel confirmed her statement. The trial continues.