x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Dubai security guard admits to filming woman while shopping

A security guard at Ibn Battuta Mall filmed up the skirts of female shoppers so that he could view the clips while pleasuring himself at home.

DUBAI // A security guard at Ibn Battuta Mall filmed up the skirts of female shoppers so that he could view the clips while pleasuring himself at home.

A Russian businesswoman, 29, was shopping at the mall on October 11 when she was approached by a fellow shopper who told her the guard - the 32-year-old Indian JM - had been filming up her skirt while she looked at clothes.

"He did follow me around and I suspected him but ignored him at first," the businesswoman told prosecutors. She told a second security guard of her suspicions and police were called.

The first security guard was then arrested. Prosecutors found 33 obscene clips on the guard's camera. He had deleted 11 of the clips, but these were recovered by police technicians. He told investigators that he used the clips while pleasuring himself while at home.

At the Criminal Court today he admitted a charge of sexual assault.

He is due to be sentenced on December 30.

salamir@thenational.ae