30-year-old man jailed for grop­ing girl in­side a shop

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Marie Nam­mour

dubai — A man, ac­cused of grop­ing a nine-year-old girl while she was by her­self in a shop, has been sen­tenced to three months in jail.

The 30-year-old Bangladeshi em­ployee was found guilty by the Court of First In­stance of a mo­lesta­tion charge and was or­dered to be de­ported af­ter serv­ing his jail term. He con­fessed he touched the girl but claimed he had no idea why he did that. The in­ci­dent hap­pened on June 10.

“Af­ter re­ceiv­ing the com­plaint, we went to the shop­ping cen­tre and found the ac­cused cry­ing and look­ing ag­i­tated. He was be­ing re­strained by the se­cu­rity guard. The girl told us the man in­ten­tion­ally touched her,” a po­lice sergeant said.

He added that the CCTV showed the ac­cused in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing the girl and it hap­pened in­ten­tion­ally. An­other po­lice­man, who wrote down the state­ment of the girl, said she re­counted to him how the de­fen­dant came from be­hind her and touched her twice which she told her mother.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the ac­cused ad­mit­ted he touched the girl twice, claim­ing he had no idea why he did that. He apol­o­gised to the girl’s mother af­ter she filed a com­plaint against him.

mary@khalee­j­times.com

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