x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Man stalked and molested neighbour, Dubai court hears

Man molested his neighbour in the corridor of their apartment building, hears court.

DUBAI // A man declared his love for his neighbour before stalking and molesting her in the corridor of their apartment building, a court heard today.

The Criminal Court heard that AA, a 32-year-old Pakistani blacksmith, met TSH, a 26-year-old Lebanese saleswoman, in the lift on September 10 and told her he loved her.

"I asked him if he knew me and he said he did. As soon as the lift door opened I got out," said the saleswoman

Almost two weeks later, at about 11pm on September 23, he accosted her in the corridor and grabbed her waist and breast.

Fearing that she was being stalked she asked a male friend to escort her the following day and they ran into the blacksmith once more. Her friend stopped the blacksmith while she called police and the man was arrested.

In court the blacksmith confessed to verbal and sexual assault.

A verdict is expected on November 28.

wissa@thenational.ae