x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Dubai security guard who propositioned and assaulted woman jailed

Security guard who asked a woman to have sex with him in return for Dh1,000 is sentenced to three months in prison.

DUBAI // A security guard who asked a woman to have sex with him in return for Dh1,000 has been sentenced to three months in prison.

The Criminal Court found AA, 26, from Egypt, guilty of sexual assault despite his protestations that he could not afford such an amount as his monthly salary was "just Dh800".

He grabbed a Brazilian woman as she headed home from the Jumeirah Village on September 20 and propositioned her, but the terrified woman shook him off, ran away, and informed a different security guard of what had happened.

Prosecutors said he confessed during interrogations, but he denied the charge in court.

He will be deported after serving his prison term.

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