Man jailed by Dubai court for molesting woman he offered a lift home

The Iraqi defendant offered the woman a lift home but instead drove her to a deserted area where he molested her, the court heard.

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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.