Vendor jailed for groping 10-year-old Emirati girl in a lift in Dubai

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The victim, an Emirati student, lives with her family in a flat in Freej Al Murar.-Alamy Image

Dubai - The Dubai Court of First Instance found him guilty and ordered his deportation.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 6:14 PM

A vendor accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl in the lift of a residential building was sentenced to three months in jail by a Dubai court on Wednesday (August 28).
According to public prosecution records, the 35-year-old Iranian man found the girl alone inside the lift and touched her inappropriately.
The Dubai Court of First Instance found him guilty and ordered his deportation.
The victim, an Emirati student, lives with her family in a flat in Freej Al Murar. On June 2, she took the lift on her own to go to their unit, court records showed.
"I saw the man squeeze his hands into the lift to hold its doors. The accused then walked inside. I told him not to do that again or his hands would be chopped off," the girl said.
She recalled during the investigation how he then said he was sorry and touched her shoulder, moving his hands down and groping her for few seconds.
"He asked me in which floor I stayed. When I reached the fourth floor, I ran out, went to our flat, and told my brother."
Her brother went out to look for the man, but he didn't find him.
After a complaint was filed at the Naif police station, officers checked the surveillance cameras and found out that the man was not a resident of the building. The girl then identified him at the police station.
The vendor has the right to appeal the ruling within 15 days.
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