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Man arrested over attempted rape of Sharjah schoolgirl

A man has been arrested over the attempted kidnap and rape of an Iranian schoolgirl.

A man has been arrested over the attempted kidnap and rape of an Iranian schoolgirl.

She was lured into a car at 7am on Tuesday as she waited for her school bus in Sharjah's Al Nasseriya area.

A spokesman for Al Heera Police Station said the girl began screaming and managed to escape before running to her parents' house.

The man admitted to officers he touched and beat the girl in his car.

Officers have referred the man to the public prosecution.

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