Tutor ‘groped’ young pupil
Girl claims he threatened to fail her
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