x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Window cleaner 'peeped at showering woman'

A window cleaner has been accused of peeping at a woman while she was in the shower at a building in Dubai Sports City.

DUBAI // A woman who was taking a shower looked up to see a window cleaner peeking at her, the Dubai Criminal Court heard today.

Prosecutors said that JJ, a 38-year-old Filipina interior designer, had shut the bathroom window before getting into the shower on April 16. But halfway through her shower she noticed the window was open again.

"I realised that someone was looking at me," said the woman. She then crossed the bathroom to shut the window once more before returning to her shower. She said she kept an eye on the window and after a short while noticed MJ, a 28-year-old window cleaner from Bangladesh, trying to open it.

"I screamed at him and then called police," she said.

The window cleaner denied a charge of sexual assault. "No this did not happen, I was just cleaning the glass windows of the building at Dubai Sports City," he said.

A verdict was scheduled for June 11.

salamir@thenational.ae