Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 June 2019

Gardener who molested girl to spend three months in jail

Dubai Criminal Court convicted the man of sexual assault on Thursday

A gardener who sexually assaulted a girl outside her home will spend three months in jail.

According to court documents, on October 30, the 10-year-old victim was playing in the garden of her home when the 25-year-old Pakistani man approached and molested her while she cried and resisted. It is unclear if the man worked for the family.

The girl, whose nationality was not disclosed in court records, told her younger brother what had happened and the boy in turn told their mother.

Prosecutors said her mother then asked her what happened and the girl explained that the gardener hugged and kissed her before touching her private parts.

The victim’s mother reported the incident to police in Bur Dubai who arrested the man.

During police questioning, the accused admitted to charges.

At Dubai Criminal Court on Thursday the man was convicted of sexual assault and will be deported upon serving his jail term.

Updated: January 18, 2018 07:09 PM