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Man kisses 11-year-old girl in lift in Dubai, gets 3-month jail

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Dubai - He kissed the victim twice, and patted on her sister's head.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 4:05 PM

Last updated: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 9:47 AM

A Pakistani man, who was detained after the parents of an 11-year-old Asian girl accused him of molesting their daughter in the lift of their building, has been jailed for three months by a Dubai court. He will then be deported.

Dubai prosecutors referred the 32-year-old man, a painter, to trial on the charge of kissing the girl several times on June 29.

They sought the strictest legal penalty against him.

A complaint against him was lodged at Naif police station.

He had denied the charge in the Court of First Instance.

However, during the public prosecution investigation, he admitted that he kissed the girl twice in the residential building lift.

He confessed he followed the victim when he spotted her with her sister outside the building at 1.40 pm. He admitted that he kissed the victim twice on her lips and patted on her sister's head. He went to the 4th floor when the girls reached the 3rd. He used the emergency stairs on his way down.

Surveillance cameras photos showed him following the two little girls from the entrance to the lift and walking inside with them.

The girl identified him several times among other suspects at the police station.

The court decision can be appealed.

mary@khaleejtimes.com


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