Indian illegal immigrant charged with human trafficking

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Dubai, Oct 29 (UNI) An illegal immigrant of Indian descent is being tried in court here for exploiting a ''penniless housemaid'' after he was caught attempting to sell her.

The Public Prosecution charged the 30-year-old suspect with breaching federal law on human trafficking for exploiting an Indonesian housemaid, Gulf News reported.

Apparently, the woman, who was in need of money, was forced into flesh trade by the accused. He has also been charged with illegally staying in the country.

The accused confessed to the charges and said he did not force the woman into prostitution and instead ''she was willing to work as a prostitute''.

The suspect has pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance.

An advocate will be assigned to defend the suspect.

UNI

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