x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Window cleaner cleared of peeping at showering woman

Window cleaner accused of peeping at a woman as she took a shower is acquitted by Dubai Criminal Court.

DUBAI // A window cleaner accused of peeking at a woman while she was showering was today acquitted at the Dubai Criminal Court.

MJ, a 28-year-old from Bangladesh, was accused of watching JJ, a 38-year-old Filipina interior designer, while she was taking a shower on April 16. He denied a charge of sexual assault when he appeared last month.

The Filipina claimed she had shut the bathroom window before her shower but that she later noticed it had reopened half way. She said she kept an eye on the window and that after a short while she noticed the cleaner trying to open it.

However, the window cleaner denied the accusation. "No this did not happen, I was just cleaning the glass windows of the building at Dubai Sports City," he told the judges at his first hearing.

wissa@thenational.ae