WhatsApp rapist loses appeal

An unemployed man who raped a woman in his car three months after meeting her on WhatsApp will spend ten years in jail after Dubai?s highest court rejected his appeal.

The 29-year-old Emirati, F.J., talked his 24-year-old countrywoman into going with him for a car ride before he stopped in a deserted area and raped her.

The couple had been chatting on the mobile messaging application WhatsApp for three months before the incident happened in February 2013.

The Dubai Cassation Court overruled F.J.?s appeal to have his jail term revoked or reduced.

Presiding judge Abdul Aziz Abdullah said the accused will have to serve the ten-year jail term.