Man jailed by Dubai court for molesting woman he offered a lift home
DUBAI // A man who offered a woman a lift home but instead took her to a deserted area and molested her has been sentenced to three months in jail by Dubai Criminal Court.
The victim, N T, 27, a Filipina, said that on June 6 this year she was in Jumeirah waiting for a taxi after finishing her shift at work.
At about 10pm, a car pulled up and a man offered her a lift home. She accepted because it was late.
“I was about to sit in the back seat when the driver told me to take the seat next to him,” said N T.
The two chatted about her job and her CV and then the man began flirting with her.
“He told me I was beautiful then held my hand and forced me to touch him. When I refused and pulled my hand away, he took a quick turn and we found ourselves in a dark deserted area,” she said.
The victim said she was then molested by him. He then dropped her off and she hired a taxi to take her home.
When she arrived home crying, she told her friends what happened and they advised her to contact police.
The defendant, Z B, 36, an Iraqi, denied all the charges.
He will be deported after completing his jail term.
Published: December 30, 2014 04:00 AM