Crime and Courts

Lifeguard molests 2 minor brothers at Dubai swimming pool

Filed on November 12, 2019
dubai crimes, dubai laws, dubai fines, uae fines


He denied the charges in court.

A lifeguard stood trial on Tuesday at the Dubai Court of First Instance on two counts of molestation.

The 28-year-old Nepali lifeguard is accused of molesting two siblings, aged 7 and 8, at the swimming pool of their residential compound.

He denied the charges in court.

The incidents took place on September 25 and a case was registered at Al Rashidiya police station.

A Saudi woman recounted to the public prosecution investigator how she learned from her sons about the defendant's doings. "My eight-year-old son told me that the lifeguard lowered his shorts while laughing. The next day, he was with his brother, together with the maid and other kids. The defendant did the same to my other son while groping him."

A police sergeant said that after the incident was reported by the woman, he called her. "I learned from her that the defendant was at the compound. I sent two corporals to take him into custody.

"During interrogation, the defendant said that he worked from 8am to 8pm at the villas compound and his duties included helping for free the children of the residents to swim. He claimed that he could have touched the boys by mistake. The man said he did not remember the parts of their bodies that he could have touched."

The accused was then handed over to the officer in charge at the police station.
The two siblings recalled in front of the prosecutor how the defendant would tell them to go to the deep spot in the pool and then take down their shorts. He would only respond to their shock with a laughter. 

On another occasion, he touched them inappropriately at separate times.

The accused has been placed in detention.

He will be sentenced on November 24.

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 academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...

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