x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Man 'sexually assaulted colleague', Dubai court hears

Man is accused of harassing a co-worker by repeatedly grabbing her.

DUBAI // A man grabbed a colleague's buttocks and told her "you are still young and wanted", a court heard today.

JM, 37, was charged with three counts of sexual assault, with prosecutors telling the Criminal Court that he grabbed the woman's buttocks on another occasion after following her into an alley at their workplace.

On a third occasion he grabbed her arms and threw her on top of a table before forcing himself on her and kissing her cheek.

The incidents were said to have taken place between June 2011 and December 2012.

The man, an Emirati, did not appear in court to enter a plea and the case was adjourned to April 7.

salamir@thenational.ae