x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Fake cop molests woman, Dubai court told

A bogus policeman stalked and molested woman, hears court.

DUBAI // A bogus policeman stalked a woman before molesting her, a court heard today.

ME, 39, an Emirati, yanked the woman's head scarf off before kissing her and touching her body, prosecutors told the Criminal Court.

The woman was with a colleague on January 9 this year when the man approached and introduced himself as a policeman.

"The defendant came and told her that he had been watching her for more than half an hour," recalled the woman's colleague YA, 43, an Emirati.

The woman asked her colleague to leave and when he did so the bogus policeman assaulted her.

"He tried to hug me but I pushed him," recalled the woman. She said he hit her shoulder and touched her waist and other parts of her body.

"I was scared to scream because I am a married woman and feared rumours," she said.

She reported the attack to police and the man was arrested at a cafe a month later.

Prosecutors charged him with sexual assault and impersonating a police officer.

"This is not true your honour, it didn't happen," he testified.

A verdict is expected on April 25.

salamir@thenational.ae