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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Challenge to acquittal of lorry driver on child molest charge is thrown out

Prosecutors failed in their attempt to reverse not guilty verdict

Prosecutors lost their appeal against the acquittal of a lorry driver accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy at the back of his family’s villa in Mirdif.

They said the Pakistani driver tried to kiss the Jordanian boy when the latter opened the door on March 26.

The driver was identified by footage from a CCTV camera that the father had installed after the alleged incident, when he returned to the area a few days later.

The defendant, 44, denied a sexual assault charge and was found not guilty by Dubai Criminal Court. Prosecutors appealed and lost on Wednesday.

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