Man found guilty of groping special needs girl in Dubai

Man found guilty of groping special needs girl in Dubai

Dubai - He denied the molestation charge at the Court of First Instance.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 4 Dec 2018, 10:23 PM

Last updated: Wed 5 Dec 2018, 8:01 AM

A worker, who was accused of groping a 10-year-old girl with special needs at a Dubai airport, was sentenced to three months in jail by a court here.
According to public prosecution records, the incident took place on September 8 at Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport where the 42-year-old Indian worker reportedly groped the British girl four consecutive times.
He denied the molestation charge at the Court of First Instance, claiming it was not an intentional act. The court found him guilty of the charge and ordered his deportation after his jail term.
A Lebanese security officer, 37, said they received a message from a British woman on one of their airline social media pages. "She said she was flying from Dubai to London. Her 10-year-old daughter, who uses a wheelchair, was travelling with her.
"They had a swimming float in their luggage. The mother went to the bathroom as the worker was deflating the float so it could be allowed on board." Only when they boarded the flight did the mother learn that the defendant molested her daughter.
The defendant claimed during the public prosecution investigation that he touched the girl by accident as he was deflating the swimming float.
The ruling has been appealed.
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