x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Buttocks-grabbing incident earns three-month sentence

Man accosted traveler after offer to help family find exchange office.

DUBAI // A man was sentenced to three months in prison today for touching a woman’s buttocks at Dubai International Airport.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance was told that MA, 26, from Afghanistan, met the KD, her husband, and her child as they arrived at the airport's Terminal 2 from Afghanistan, en route to Germany.

Records show that MA offered to help the family find an exchange office and drive them to a nearby facility.
The accepted the offer. When the husband stepped out of the vehicle, MA started talking to KD and asked her personal questions.
Police said KD, feeling frightened, woke her son, left the car and walked back towards the airport building.
MA chased her and grabbed her from her behind in front of her son, prosecutors said.
MA denied the charges when he appeared in court last week.