x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Molester of four-year-old sentenced to six months

Man was caught abusing girl in public place.

DUBAI // A man who molested a four-year-old girl in public will spend six months in prison, a Dubai court ruled this morning.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance was told that a Dubai police patrol spotted TA, 28, from Pakistan as he assaulted her.

According to records, a police car patrolling Al Qusais area spotted TA on January 12 in front of the Ministry of Public Works holding a small girl while another girl hit him.

HA, one of the officers, testified that he and his colleague drove towards TA and saw the girls run away, records show.

HA said TA was tense when they arrived. The officers asked him what he was doing to the girl and he broke down and told them that he was sexually frustrated and could not control himself at the sight of women, records said.

They arrested him and he confessed.

He will be deported after serving his prison term.