Friend lands in prison
for molesting woman

DUBAI - A jobless man was sentenced to three months in jail on Monday for molesting his girlfriend at her place in an inebriated condition.

By Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:41 AM

The Court of First Instance, presided by Judge Hamad Abdel Latif Abdel Jawad, also ordered the 28-year-old Emirati national to pay a fine of Dh1,000 for consuming liquor. He has been on trial on the charges of molestation and consumption of liquor.

The complainant, a 27-year-old Filipina, told the prosecutor that the defendant was her friend. “He used to come to my place and converse with me,” she said during the investigation.

On the night of June 23, last year, they had came back from a party at a night club. “He was very drunk so I asked him to stay at my place. I arranged a bed for him,” she added.

She went back to her room and was surprised shortly later that he came to her. He molested her against her will after he knocked her on her back. He lied on top of her after grabbing her hands to stop her from moving. He tried to undress her but she resisted and bit his finger. She kicked him out of her place and called the police.

Another Emirati man told the prosecutor that he knew the complainant as he saw her sometimes at night clubs. He said that she called him at 6am that day telling him that the defendant sexually assaulted her. He helped her call the police.

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