x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018


A man who filmed his flatmate as she showered has been sentenced to six months in prison.

DUBAI // A man who filmed his flatmate in the shower was jailed for six months yesterday.

Filipino J M, 43, claimed he was merely testing the camera on his new mobile phone and filmed the naked woman by accident.

The woman, 23, was in the shower on June 30 this year when she saw a hand stretching across the bathroom door.

She screamed, opened the door and saw the accused holding his phone, prosecutors told the court.

She called police to the Jumeirah villa, which she shared with a number of other tenants.

Emirati policeman E A said the flatmate confessed to filming the woman.

“He then told me that he was only trying the phone’s camera,” the policeman said.

The Criminal Court convicted the flatmate of forceful sexual assault.