Delivery man ‘kissed boy as he reminded him of son’, Dubai court hears

Indian MM, 35, denies sexual assault at Dubai Criminal Court.

DUBAI // A delivery man denied molesting a boy, saying he only kissed him because he reminded him of his son in his home country.

Indian MM, 35, is charged with sexual assault, which he denied at Dubai Criminal Court on Thursday morning.

Prosecutors said that on December 27 last year, he was delivering a meal to an apartment in the building where the boy lived in Al Raffa. He met the boy in the lift, where he allegedly kissed him and touched his private parts.

“We received a report of the incident and MM was then arrested. When I questioned him, he told me he did not touch any part of the boy’s body and only kissed him on the cheek because he reminded him of his son back in India,” testified policeman NA, 34, who documented the defendant’s testimony.

Records did not mention who reported the incident to police.

The next hearing is on March 17.