x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Dubai court clears elderly manager of four sexual assault charges

70-year-old manager is cleared of sexually assaulting four female employees.

DUBAI // A 70-year-old manager has been cleared of sexually assaulting four female employees at his company.

AA, from Jordan, said the four women filed the allegations maliciously after being fired from the company.

"I'm 70-years-old and an educator. I have a daughter who is the same age as some of these women, and she works with me in the same company, how could I do such a hideous act with my daughter around?".

His defence lawyer, Raed Al Awlaqi, added that there were no witnesses to the alleged acts.

"The women themselves said that they were in his office with the door locked when each incident happened, so how could anyone know what was going on inside? Why didn't each woman scream when she was assaulted?"

The Criminal Court cleared AA of four sexual assault charges.

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