Dubai: Tennis coach fined Dh2,000 for 'flirting' with 16-year-old girl

He would send her messages through Facebook, Instagram


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 9:35 AM

Last updated: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 9:46 PM

An Asian tennis coach in Dubai was fined Dh2,000 for harassing and sending inappropriate messages to a 16-year-old player who was training under him.

The teenage girl — who was enrolled in a tennis club — told the authorities that she was taken aback when her coach started 'flirting' with her through Facebook and Instagram chats.

He asked her to be his girlfriend, urged her to meet him and even threatened to go to her house to see her, according to case records from the Dubai Criminal Court.

He would send her more than 10 messages a day and some are even voice notes. The girl blocked him on Instagram but he continued to pursue her through her sister.


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