11-year-old molested while clothes shopping in Dubai

A man confessed to the attack, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday.

DUBAI// A man confessed to molesting an 11-year-old girl who was shopping with her parents in Al Qusais area, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday.

Prosecutors told the court that on October 7 this year, Indian S M was with her parents at a clothing shop when the defendant, Sri Lankan A A, 31, hugged her from behind.

The girl said the defendant stuck his body to hers and held her at the waist.

S M then rushed to her parents and informed them. “I asked her what he had done and she confirmed his assault so we called police,” said the girl’s 39-year-old father, an engineer.

The defendant was arrested shortly after and S M identified him three times.

Camera footage from the shop showed the defendant molesting S M.

The next hearing will be on January 6.

salamir@thenational.ae

Published: December 15, 2014 04:00 AM

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