'I Didn't Like It'

07.21.13

Norwegian Woman: I Was Raped

Faces prison sentence in Dubai.

It was a nightmare work trip. Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv is facing a 16-month prison sentence after reporting that she was raped to Dubai police. The 24-year-old tells CNN that she was at a bar, when she asked a colleague to walk her back to the room--only she was taken to another room where she was raped. After calling the police, she was asked whether she had reported the incident because she "just didn't like it." She now faces charges of unlawful sex, illegal consumption of alcohol and perjury (her manager had first advised her to say the sex was voluntary.) Dalelv is out on bail and staying at the Norwegian Seaman's Center in Dubai.