Driver jailed for sex at­tack on young girl in car

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A driver has been sen­tenced to one year in jail for pulling an eight-yearold girl out of a su­per­mar­ket and sex­u­ally abus­ing her. The 38-year-old Pak­istani man de­nied a sex­ual as­sault charge when he ap­peared at court in Fe­bru­ary. Pros­e­cu­tors at a Dubai Court of First In­stance said that on Novem­ber 30 last year the Pak­istani girl was buy­ing some items for her mother from a su­per­mar­ket near her house in Al Rashidiya. She said the ac­cused saw her and started a con­ver­sa­tion with her. “He brought me fruit and asked me to try it, but I re­fused and went home,” the girl said in of­fi­cial records. “My mother told me that I bought the wrong item and asked me to re­turn to the su­per­mar­ket and pur­chase the cor­rect one.” She said the ac­cused pulled her out of the su­per­mar­ket and into his car, where he as­saulted her. The court heard how she begged him to let her go and cried be­fore he drove her home and told her not to tell her fam­ily about what hap­pened. Pros­e­cu­tors said that CCTV footage showed the ac­cused pulling the girl out of the su­per­mar­ket.

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