UAE: 14-year-old arrested on adultery charges, subjected to virginity test

The teenager’s distraught father who accused the police of “ruining the future of his child” said the gynaecologist confirmed the girl was still a virgin.

The police referred her to the public prosecutor on charge of adultery. She missed her exams as she’s been in police custody since March 22. She was referred to Ajman Central Jail where she was locked up with adult women prisoners,” said the father.

The police could have handled the case more sensitively, he said. “My daughter is only 14. When police called me to report along with my daughter to the CID, I was clueless about what they wanted from me and from her; I took …[her] to police where I learnt that someone had complained against her — that she was meeting an adult man on the roof of our building. I became angry with her and told the police that I would handle the matter within the family.”

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Apparently, she has had a relationship with a 25-year-old man. Add to that, the age difference between them, which is important and mainly that she is a minor. But the police behaviour (and that of the “anonymous complaint”) is truly awful: not telling her or her father what she was accused of; jailing her with adult women prisoners and of course, subjecting her to a virginity test are all of them wrong procedures for any human being, but they are even worse for a minor.

Anyway, it’s quite ominous reading that the father wanted to handle this matter within the family…😦

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