Tu­tor ‘groped’ young pupil

Girl claims he threat­ened to fail her

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Ali Al Shouk @alial­shouk ali.shouk@7days.ae

An 11-year-old girl has told a judge that her Ara­bic tu­tor threat­ened to fail her un­less she let him touch her breast.

Dubai Court of First In­stance was told the girl’s 43-year-old Pak­istani teacher sex­u­ally abused the girl dur­ing a pri­vate les­son at her par­ents’ apart­ment in the Re­faa area on Fe­bru­ary 22.

The tu­tor al­legedly touched the girl’s breast and tried to take off her shirt but was caught when the child’s mother walked in and saw what was hap­pen­ing.

The girl, whose na­tion­al­ity was not men­tioned in court records, told pros­e­cu­tors she had been hav­ing pri­vate lessons for two months but it was the first time the teacher had abused her.

“We were alone and while giv­ing me the les­son, he touched my breast,” she said. “I pushed him away but he threat­ened that he would make me fail in my exam if I didn’t let him touch my body.

“He touched my breast for 10 min­utes and I was ter­ri­fied then my mother came and yelled at him.”

The mother said she had left the tu­tor and her daugh­ter alone but felt some­thing sus­pi­cious was hap­pen­ing.

“I would usu­ally hear their voices as he was teach­ing her,” she said. “I heard noth­ing from the liv­ing room, so I went in and saw him lift­ing up her shirt and touch­ing her.”

She said she hugged her daugh­ter and yelled at the tu­tor, who fled. She then called her hus­band and they went to the po­lice.

But, the tu­tor de­nies sex­ual as­sault and threat­en­ing the girl. “I didn’t touched her. I was teach­ing her when she asked me to touch her. I didn’t threaten her,” he told the judge in court. A ver­dict is due later this month.

I pushed him away but he threat­ened he would make me fail my exam – 11-year-old al­leged vic­tim

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