Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 July 2019

Dubai hairdresser convicted of rape charge is cleared after appeal

Pakistani man wins appeal against three-year prison term

A Dubai hairdresser sentenced to three years in jail for the rape of a schoolboy has been cleared of the charge.

The Pakistani man was convicted of sexually assaulting the boy, 10, at Dubai Criminal Court last October.

The 26-year-old was accused of raping the child several times between December, 2016 and December, 2017, at his family home in Al Qusais.

The court heard that the child told a psychologist he had been raped a number of times by the defendant.

The accused was arrested by police and denied the charge when he appeared at court.

He was found guilty of rape, but subsequently appealed against his conviction.

Dubai Court of Appeal quashed the conviction, citing a lack of evidence, on Sunday.

Updated: June 9, 2019 03:04 PM

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