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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 17 November 2018

Supervisor who sexual assaulted worker has jail sentence reduced

Jail term of offender cut from three months to one

A supervisor convicted of sexually assaulting a labourer has had his jail sentence reduced on appeal.

The Egyptian man, 68, was initially found guilty of abusing a Bangladeshi labourer in April 2016.

The trial heard how the incident happened at a construction site in Al Gharhoud in Dubai while the worker was in the basement of a building.

Records showed that the victim was able to film his attack on his mobile phone before calling police.

“When I was about to take the stairs to the first floor he (the supervisor) suddenly hugged me from behind and started groping me,” the victim said.

"He continued pestering me every now and then and in the evening that same day he hit me on the head with a stick."

Judges at Dubai's Court of Appeal ruled that the defendant's sentence should be reduced from three months to one.

The court also found in favour of deporting the man following the completion of his jail term.