A hotel security guard has been jailed for a month for sex with a minor after a tryst with a 17-year-old girl who accused him of raping her.

The girl, MM, claimed that on the night of March 9 she with her sister at a nightclub in the hotel in Al Riqqa area, and returned to her room with a headache, The National reported.

Moments later, someone knocked on her door and when she opened it, the guard, EJ, a 28-year-old Egyptian, gagged her, threw her on the bed and raped her.

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EJ, however, denied raping her, saying both sisters had been flirting with him since they arrived at the hotel three days previously.

He said he went to MM’s room to say goodbye, as she was leaving the next day. As soon as she opened the door, she dragged him inside by his shirt and started kissing and touching him, he said in his testimony. “I swear to god she was all over me,” he said.

The Iranian girl, MM, was referred to the Juvenile Court, and has been deported. CCTV from the hotel corridor outside her room showed she had not been raped, according to records.

Both were convicted of consuming alcohol, for which EJ was fined AED 1000. He will be deported after serving his prison term.