Office boy cleared of molesting girl

An office assistant has been cleared of the charges of sneaking into the room of a 14-year-old schoolgirl and molesting her at night.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Wed 26 Feb 2014, 1:11 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:18 PM

The Court of First Instance acquitted the 25-year-old Bangladeshi of the charges including molestation and trespassing into others’ property due to lack of evidence.

According to prosecution records, the incident happened on January 20 last year, when the accused allegedly entered the Canadian’s girl room in a villa in the Greens Community in Jebel Ali.

The girl’s mother, a 43-year-old housewife, reported the incident to the police around 3am. “My daughter woke up suddenly at night and was shocked by the sight of a stranger in her bedroom. She acted as if she was sleeping. The man ransacked the room and then groped my daughter,” the mother testified in the investigation.

The police arrested the defendant shortly after the incident, on identifying him by the description given by the girl.

“We were informed about a man wandering around an abandoned villa in the same area the very next day following the mother’s complaint. We took him into custody,” a policeman said in the prosecution investigation.The girl told the investigators that she left her door open while the light was off. “But the main hall’s lights were on and I could see well what happened inside the room.”

She said she felt the intruder’s presence as he sat on her bedside. She panicked as he used his mobile phone’s light to see her face.

She pretended to be asleep and changed her position. It was then the defendant allegedly touched her back. He then ransacked her room and fled. As soon as he left, the girl ran to wake up her mother.

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