Clean-up under way
Teenager tells of sexual assault
A football coach has been jailed for three years for sexually assaulting one of his teen players then trying to blackmail him into keeping quiet.
The 35-year-old Indian coach took naked pictures of the 15-year old boy and threatened to post the images online if he told anyone.
The coach also sent pornographic images to other children.
The court heard that ge also kept naked pictures of children on his phone to blackmail other players he was coaching.
The abuse came to light when the 15-year-old victim told his parents that he was abused by the coach after he picked him up for training.
The football coach had befriended the Indian boy on Facebook and started coaching him. About four months later, in October last year, he abused the teen.
Afterwards, the student informed his parents about the sexual assault. By Ali Al Shouk
“He used to drive me to and from home in a black Chevrolet, but after he dropped everyone else, he took me to a deserted plot behind a school then locked the doors and forced me to take my clothes off,” the victim said in court records.
The boy said the coach threatened him with the naked pictures then sexually assaulted him.
Prosecutors said they found numerous nude images of children on the accused’s phone when he was arrested.
In court, the defendant denied charges of sexual assault, threatening behaviour, inciting sin and possessing child pornography.
However, the court found him guilty and jailed him for three years. He will be deported after serving his sentence.
A clean-up operation has started following a fire on a barge on Dubai Creek. The fire (inset) broke out on Tuesday morning. Dubai Municipality posted a video on Instagram (pictured) yesterday of workers unloading 50 tonnes of waste from the wreck