Man gropes Dubai roommate, claims it was 'by mistake'

Man gropes Dubai roommate, claims it was by mistake

Dubai - The accused is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol.



by

Sherouk Zakaria

Published: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 3:57 PM

Last updated: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 6:46 PM

An Asian man, who is on trial in Dubai for molesting his roommate, claimed to have touched her waist "by mistake" as he was trying to clean the kitchen table. The Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Tuesday that the Filipina woman lived at a villa along with some others, including the 33-year-old defendant. The accused is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly molested her.

According to court records, she told prosecutors that the defendant was consuming alcohol when she entered the kitchen. All of a sudden, he approached her and grabbed her waist, she claimed. The complainant then rushed to her husband and told him about the molestation. The husband shouted at the defendant and called the police.

Testifying before prosecutors, the defendant admitted he was drunk, but claimed the touch was unintentional. The defendant is facing charges of alcohol consumption and molestation.

sherouk@khaleejtimes.com


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