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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 19 August 2018

Cook molested co-worker in car park, Dubai court told

The woman says she met the accused at the car park to give him a drink but he molested her

A cook molested his co-worker and showed her a pornographic video, Dubai Criminal Court heard.

On April 18, the cook, 34, lured the Filipina accountant to the car park beneath the restaurant where they worked in Silicon Oasis.

Prosecutors said the defendant called the woman, 30, and told her to bring him juice because he was thirsty.

She said that, as she gave him the drink, he played a pornographic video on his mobile phone and took off his trousers.

“He pulled my arm and tried to force me to touch him. He also touched the upper side of my body before I pulled back and left,” she said.

The woman ran back to the restaurant to tell her supervisor, who called police. The cook was arrested the same day.

In court on Tuesday, the man denied a sex assault charge, saying the accountant was trying to frame him at the request of their supervisor, though he did not say why.

Prosecutors said pornographic videos and photos were found on the man’s mobile phone.

He will receive his verdict on September 30.

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