Man jailed for molesting housewife at Dubai Aquarium

Afghan man pressed his body against the woman's before she chased him and called police.

DUBAI // A 30-year-old man has been found guilty of molesting a housewife at the Dubai Aquarium and sentenced to three months in jail.

Palestinian SA, 26, was standing with her friend at the aquarium, in Dubai Mall, on October 24 last year when Afghan N H approached her from behind and pressed his body against hers.

“I was at the aquarium with my friend at 10pm watching the fish when I felt the defendant pressing his body against my back,” said S A.

She told prosecutors she looked back and saw that the Afghan was aroused. “I screamed at him and he ran away,” she said.

The woman then ran after N H and caught him before calling police.

The victim’s friend, SK, from Syria, said she heard S A screaming and asked what was wrong.

“She told me a man had molested her before running after him,” said the 30-year-old.

Surveillance footage showed a man approaching the Palestinian woman and touching her with his body before she tried to hit him with her bag.

At Dubai Criminal Court the Afghan was sent to jail and he will be deported after completing his sentence.

tzriqat@thenational.ae

Published: June 19, 2015 04:00 AM

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