x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Abusive uncle receives three years in Dubai prison

Man was caught molesting his nephews mentally disabled son.

DUBAI // A man caught sexually abusing his nephew's mentally disabled child has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The defendant had been living with his nephew's family for four years when the incident occurred on the night of April 13 this year.

"I went into the majlis to check on my son who suffers from Down's syndrome, and I fainted as I saw AH on top of him," said ZA, the victim's 35-year-old mother.

Defendant AH, a Comoros Islands passport holder, was drunk at the time and was fined Dh1,000 on the charge of alcohol consumption.

The defendant will be deported after serving his prison term.

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