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Professor, 72, cleared of molesting sisters

A 72-year-old college professor has been cleared of molesting two young girls as they played in front of their family's apartment building.

DUBAI // A 72-year-old college professor has been cleared of molesting two young sisters as they played in front of their family's apartment building.

Prosecutors said on December 4, EA, from Lebanon, approach two Sudanese girls, 9-year-old MK and her 8-year-old sister, RK, in a playground outside their Green Community residence.

The professor told them he was a French language teacher and asked them to speak some French with him. "He asked me what my father's name was then touched me in private places," RK said in court records.

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