x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Man who molested boy sentenced to three months

He kissed the child outside the nine-year-old's home as he returned from school.

DUBAI // A 26-year-old driver will spend three months in prison for kissing a nine-year-old boy as he returned home from school, a court ruled today.

The Indian SD was convicted of sexual assault of a child.

Prosecutors said that about 2.30pm on May 15, SD followed the boy inside the lift of his building, kissed him on the lips and touched his shoulders, thighs and buttocks. The child was returning from school with his brother.

Both children were scared and rushed to their apartment to tell their mother, records show. She told her husband, who took the boys downstairs to identify SD and call police.

The boy testified that SD had done the same thing to him about 10 days earlier.

Prosecutors said SD admitted to the crime.

He will be deported after serving his prison term.

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