Man sentenced to jail for molesting boy at Dubai Mall

The 34-year-old man will be deported after three months in prison

A man has been sentenced to three months in jail for molesting a young boy. 
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A man was sentenced to three months in jail for molesting a 4-year-old boy at Dubai Mall last year.

Judges at Dubai Criminal Court heard how the Indian man, 34, pulled down the boy’s shorts in front of his father.

The incident happened around 7.45pm on January 27, 2020, as the boy, his father and a friend stood near the mall’s entrance on the second floor.

“He approached us and repeatedly said my son was beautiful before he held him,” said the father, 35, from the Philippines.

“I tried to stop him but he didn’t listen. He pulled down my son’s black shorts and kissed him twice.”

The Indian man tried to run away, but was caught by security guards. A report was filed against him.

“My friend saw what happened and there are surveillance cameras around,” said the father.

During police questioning, the offender admitted abusing the boy. He changed his plea in court.

“I didn’t molest the child,” he told judges.

CCTV footage showed the man pulling down the boy’s shorts. The man will be deported after serving his prison term.