Gulf News reports that a Bangladeshi laundryman plead guilty yesterday in a Dubai court to helping his friend, A.N., sell a 24-year-old Bangladeshi housemaid to a pimp. A.N. is also facing charges for attempted human trafficking, but was not present at the court. The maid was carrying A.N.'s baby when the two men looked for a buyer for her, for the price of Dh4,000 ($1,100). A.N. confessed to seeking the help of the laundryman to "get rid" of the maid and her pregnancy, and they decided to do so by selling her into prostitution. The men were accused of exploiting the neediness of the maid who was looking for a job after running away from her sponsor.
The maid and A.N. are also facing charges for having consensual sex outside of wedlock.