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Woman jumps off balcony to escape from friend who was raping her

By Mason White 2:26 PM March 20, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A woman was hospitalized with several broken ribs after jumping off a balcony to escape from a rapist, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Prosecutors told the Dubai Criminal Court, that the 21-year-old woman of the Philippines, was being raped by her friend, 28-year-old E. W. of Pakistan, before taking the opportunity to escape by jumping off the balcony.

According to the police investigation, the two went to his apartment to get some documents. At some point, the suspect excused himself, saying he needed to use the bathroom.

When he came out, he was completely naked, the woman told investigators. The suspect then threw her on a couch, sat on top of her and began kissing her against her will.

The woman asked for a glass of water, and when the suspect let her go to the kitchen, she ran out to the balcony and jumped. The woman fell unconscious, and she awoke in a hospital.

The woman suffered several broken ribs and bruises. The suspect was arrested and charged with rape. The suspect denied the allegations, saying that he had her consent.