x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Repair worker convicted of molesting 12-year-old

He will spend three months in prison for touching breasts of client's daughter.

DUBAI // A 29-year-old air-conditioning repairman was sentenced to three months in prison today for molesting the daughter of a customer.

The man, TM, from Pakistan, had denied abusing the 12-year-old girl.

TM was among four men who came to the woman's apartment in the Emirates Airlines accommodations to fix the air conditioning after she reported a malfunction.

JD, 28, Filipino, testified that on July 8, the workers came about 11am, checked the cooling systems and took them to the company's workshop. She said three, including TM, returned about 6pm.

"While they were returning the AC to it's place in the living room, I went to check the one in my bedroom, when my daughter said the defendant touched her breasts," JD said in records.

TM will be deported after serving his prison term.

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