x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Security guard 'molested labourer'

A security guard who offered a labourer a massage sexually molested him instead, a court hears.

DUBAI // A security guard who offered a labourer a massage sexually molested him instead, a court heard today.

The Dubai Criminal Court heard the 38-year-old Pakistani guard JH gained access to the room of the 22-year-old Chinese labourer JY at about 6pm on an unspecified day in February by pretending he needed to take some measurements.

Prosecutors said the labourer went to sleep after turning down a request by the guard to help him with the measuring.

The labourer said he was then awoken by the guard who offered to give him a massage. The guard then locked the door and pushed the labourer's face into the bed before pulling down his underwear and molesting him.

The labourer said he resisted and managed to shake off the guard before rushing out of the room. He then informed police.

The guard denied a sexual assault charge and presented the Dubai Criminal Court with a waiver from the labourer.

A verdict will be issued on May 20.

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