9-year-old Arab boy raped in Sharjah

An Arab man raped a nine-year-old boy of the same nationality after luring him under the stairs of a building in Sharjah.

Police arrested the man after he was reported by the boy?s father and was recognized by the victim.

A criminal court hearing the case on Tuesday was told that the man lured the boy to an isolated place under the stairs in a building in Al Qassimiya neighbourhood and forced him to ?indulge in an obscene act?.

It quoted court sources as saying a medical report presented to court showed the defendant is normal and responsible for his behavior.