x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Man denies molesting compatriot in bar

A 43-year-old investor denies sexually assaulting a woman after a night of drinking at a hotel bar in Dubai.

A 43-year-old investor denied sexually assaulting a woman after a night of drinking, a court heard yesterday.

The British defendant, S?S, is charged with molesting his compatriot, C?D, 23, at Nelson's Bar in the Media Rotana hotel in Tecom, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

The woman went to the bar on February 24. While standing at a table, C?D felt a hand touching and gripping her buttocks firmly. She turned and saw the defendant.

The defendant said he could not afford a lawyer and asked the court to assign one. The court did so.

He is to appear in court again on June 5.