Vendor molests 10-year-old Emirati in a lift in Dubai

Vendor molests 10-year-old Emirati in a lift in Dubai

Dubai - Her brother went out to look for the man, but he didn't find him.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Sun 4 Aug 2019, 2:35 PM

Last updated: Sun 4 Aug 2019, 4:52 PM

A vendor stood trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl inside the lift of a residential building in the emirate.
According to public prosecution records, the 35-year-old Iranian man found the girl alone inside the lift and touched her inappropriately. A complaint was filed at the Naif police station.
He denied the charge in court after he was brought in from detention.
The complainant, an Emirati pupil, lives with her family in a flat in Freej Al Murar, and on June 2, she took the lift on her own to go to their unit, court records showed. 
"I saw the man squeeze his hands into the lift to hold its doors. The accused then walked inside. I told him not to do that again or his hands would be chopped off," the girl said.
She recalled during the investigation how he then said he was sorry and touched her shoulder, moving his hands down and groping her for few seconds.
"He asked me in which floor I stayed. When I reached the fourth floor, I stepped out, went to our flat, and told my brother."
Her brother went out to look for the man, but he didn't find him.
After a complaint was lodged at Naif police station, officers checked the surveillance cameras and found out that the man was not a resident of the building.
The girl told the investigator that no one was around when the incident took place. She then identified him at the police station.
During the investigation, the defendant admitted that he molested the girl.
He will be sentenced on August 28.
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