Indian cleaner charged for sexual assaulting woman

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Indian cleaner charged for sexual assaulting woman
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Dubai - The 28-year-old woman, who works as an accountant, said that she had been working till a late hour on that day.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 4:08 PM

Last updated: Thu 22 Sep 2016, 1:38 AM

An Indian cleaner has been charged for sexual assault for allegedly groping a woman at his workplace
The incident, as told by the Filipina complainant, happened on May 15 at the company where she worked in Al Rafaa.
The 34-year-old cleaner pleaded not guilty to the charge in the Court of First Instance. He claimed during the investigation that his elbow touched her chest by mistake.
The 28-year-old woman, who works as an accountant, said that she had been working till a late hour on that day.
"At 9:30 pm, I went to the 9th floor to bring my purse and laptop but I found the door closed. I asked the cleaner about the key," she told the prosecutor.
The accused came and opened the door for her. "He entered the office with me. However, I was surprised when he sexually harassed me by touching me," she said.
She said she stepped away from him and asked him why he did that. He told her he was sorry.
She told the security guard and later informed her superior at work.
A police corporal said they arrested the cleaner following the woman's complaint. "He claimed he touched her chest with his elbow by mistake while they were in the office," the corporal testified during the prosecution investigation.
The cleaner claimed before the prosecutor that he touched the woman but only by mistake.
The court will sentence him on October 26.
mary@khaleejtimes.com


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