Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 June 2019

Government worker tries to assault student after luring him into car, court told

The RTA employee is accused of sexual assault and attempted rape

A government worker abused his position and official uniform to lure a student into his car where he tried to sexually assault him, a Dubai court was told.

The Sudanese man, an employee at Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority, is charged with sexual assault and attempted rape. How he pleaded on Sunday was not disclosed in court records.

The court heard that the man picked up a Bangladeshi student, 20, near a driving institute in Warsan 3 on November 20 last year.

“I was waiting for the bus when he stopped his car and offered me a lift. I declined at first but he insisted and was in uniform so I thought it would be fine,” said the student.

He said the accused touched his legs but he pushed his hand away.

“He then laughed and said he was only joking, but when he took a longer and deserted route, I dialled 999 without him noticing and kept the line open,” said the student.

The worker drove the student to a remote area where he allegedly molested him.

“He dragged me out of the car, pulled my trousers down and tried to rape me but I ran away,” the student said.

He only returned to the car when the accused promised he would not touch him again.

“I returned to his car because I wanted my bag back, and he then drove me back to the place he picked me up from,” said the student.

A police patrol pulled over at the same time but the accused sped off. He was arrested later the same day.

The next hearing is scheduled for March 17.

Updated: February 24, 2019 06:56 PM