x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Dubai hotel manager who molested employee has prison term upheld

A former hotel manager who pulled the bra strap of an Emirati employee had his six-month prison term upheld by the Appeals Court today.

DUBAI // A former hotel manager who pulled the bra strap of an Emirati employee had his six-month prison term upheld by the Appeals Court today.

ST, 40, from Egypt, was on duty at the five-star hotel when he grabbed the 28-year-old and pulled her towards his chest before snapping her bra strap and asking her what type she was wearing.

The employee resisted his advances and pushed him away before returning to her office. The manager then started to apologise when he saw how upset she was.

Prosecutors showed the court pictures of the incident taken from the hotel's security cameras.

He was charged with two counts of sexual assault - for holding her and for engaging in an inappropriate conversation. The Criminal Court found him guilty on both counts and sentenced him to three months in prison on each. This sentence was upheld by the Appeals Court.

He will be deported after serving his prison term.

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