x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Dubai court jails conman for trying to have sex with Filipina

A bogus electricity inspector who conned his way into a woman’s home and tried to have sex with her has been jailed for three months.

DUBAI // A bogus electricity inspector who conned his way into a woman’s home and tried to have sex with her has been jailed for three months.

Egyptian H N, 36, locked the door, switched off the lights and started to touch Filipina A A and try to kiss her, a court heard.

He was detained when he went to the same woman’s door the following morning.

The victim said she was alone at her family home when the doorbell rang about 11am on September 22.

“He claimed to be working with the building’s maintenance team and that he was sent to check electricity connections,” she said.

But he turned off the lights, locked the door and started to talk in an inappropriate way, the woman told the court.

“He started telling me how much he liked my body and that he wanted to see me topless and have sex with me,” she said.

The Egyptian refused to leave, even when she warned him that her brother was on his way and he could kill him if he saw him there.

“He refused to leave and started touching my shoulders, kissing my hand and attempting to kiss me on the lips,” she said.

The victim took shelter on her balcony and threatened to scream for help if he did not leave at once.

“He left and when my brother arrived home, I told him what happened,” she said.

“He and my mother decided to call police but I stopped them because I did not know his identity.”

But H N returned to the family home the next morning and rang the doorbell.

“When I saw it was him through the peephole, I told my mother and we called police,” she said.

The Egyptian was arrested on the family’s doorstep.

He was convicted at Dubai Criminal Court of molestation and with entering the victim’s house without her approval.

He will be deported after completing his jail term.

salamir@thenational.ae