Beirut Investigative Judge Farid Ajib has issued an indictment demanding five years hard labor for a man suspected of attempting to rape his neighbor’s wife, the state-run National News Agency reported Monday.
Ajib also requested a six month prison sentence for the husband of the victim, for later attacking the suspected assailant.
The first defendant – a Lebanese man identified as A.A., born in 1986 – allegedly broke into his neighbors’ rooftop apartment at night, located in the building next to his, in Clemenceau, to attempt to have “sexual intercourse” with the woman while her husband was away, the NNA said.
The woman was lying down with her child, and immediately screamed when she spotted the intruder, which reportedly drove A.A. to flee the apartment.
The woman’s husband, a Syrian national identified as I.M., born in 1989, also received an indictment. Following A.A.’s break-in, I.M. allegedly went to A.A.’s house and attacked him with cleaver.
The assault left A.A. with wounds necessitating hospitalization, the NNA said.
The suspects were referred to Beirut's Criminal Court for trial.
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