Family chauffeur jailed for molesting boy, 9

A 47-year-old private chauffeur has been sentenced to six months in jail for molesting a schoolboy, 9, in the back seat of his car.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Tue 16 Jul 2013, 1:54 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 7:58 AM

The driver, from Pakistan, who had been hired by the boy’s father, is believed to have sat next to the boy, hugged him, groped him and touched his thigh on three different occasions. He will be deported after serving his prison time. He earlier denied a molestation charge in the Court of First Instance and alleged he only meant to give the boy a massage.

According to prosecution records, the last alleged molestation incident happened on February 9 around 7pm when the boy had just walked out of his swimming class.

The driver allegedly took advantage that the older brother was still in the class and the victim was alone. He grabbed him by his hand and took him into his car to wait there before he dropped him home. He touched him inside the car.

The boy, from Greece, said that the accused told him to relax as he touched and hugged him. The boy pushed him away asking him to stop what he was doing.

The driver touched him in the same way on the two following days while his brother was still in the private health club.

The boy’s mother, a 44-year-old housewife, said that she was in the car with her son when he confided in her that he believed the driver might be homosexual.

He told her that he did not want to go and sit in the car with the chauffeur straight away after finishing his swimming exercise telling her that he touched him on three occasions.

A police officer at Jebel Ali Police Station quoted the defendant as saying that he touched the boy’s leg to massage it as the boy was feeling pain after the workout.

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