Clean-up un­der way

Teenager tells of sex­ual as­sault

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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

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