Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 21 September 2020

Supermarket worker accused of sexual assault

The defendant is alleged to have attacked a 10-year-old girl

An Indian man has been accused of sexually abusing a young girl in the shop where he worked.

Dubai Criminal Court heard how the incident happened on January 10 this year as the 10-year-old tried to buy bread.

On returning home, the visibly shaken youngster told her mother she had been touched inappropriately.

The girl’s father informed the supermarket’s supervisor and CCTV footage later confirmed the defendant had followed the girl into a lift.

“She came back asking me to call police,” the girl’s mother, 37, told the hearing.

Appearing in court on Monday, the defendant, 23, denied a charge of sexual assault. A verdict is expected on February 20.

Updated: February 10, 2020 08:45 PM

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