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Lifeguard jailed in Dubai for molesting 2 boys

Marie Nammour /Dubai
mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 25, 2019
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During the hearing, the defendant denied the charges.

A lifeguard accused of molesting two siblings, aged 7 and 8, at the swimming pool of their residential compound has been sentenced to three months in jail by a Dubai court.
The boys' mother, a Saudi expat, told the the public prosecution investigator that she learnt about the molestation from his children.

"My eight-year-old son told me that the lifeguard lowered his shorts and laughed. The next day, when he was with his brother, the maid and other kids, the defendant did the same thing to my other son and groped him."

The Court of First Instance found the 28-year-old Nepalese man guilty and ordered his deportation.

During the hearing, the defendant denied the charges.

"He said he worked from 8am to 8 pm at the villas compound and his duties include teaching residents' children how to swim, free of charge," a police sergeant said.
"He claimed that he could have touched the boys by mistake. He said he did not remember the parts of their bodies he could have touched."

The two siblings both recalled in front of the prosecutor how the defendant would tell them to go to a deep area of the pool and pull down their shorts. Then he would respond to their shock with laughter.

On another occasion, he touched them inappropriately.

The incidents took place on and before September 25, and a case was registered at Al Rashidiya police station. The accused has been placed in detention following the complaint.

He can appeal the ruling within 15 days from the issuance date.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

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Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…


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