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Teens on trial for schoolmate's sex attack

Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:17 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Seven schoolboys in the United Arab Emirates are on trial on charges of raping and molesting a 13-year-old classmate in Jumeriah, authorities said.

Police records reveal the incident, which took place behind buses in the school's parking lot, came to light after the teacher spied the boys watching a video of the attack on a mobile phone, Gulf News reported Tuesday.

The teacher told the victim's father what happened and the father reported the matter to police.

Two of the seven schoolboys, both teenagers, are charged with rape while five others face molestation charges.

According to police, the teacher said the video recording of the incident showed the victim crying while he was being forced to perform indecent acts on his classmates.

All seven defendants have pleaded innocent to the charges.

The trial is being held in juvenile court in Dubai.

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