‘No evidence’ to support school rape claims say Dubai police

Reports an 8-year-old girl was raped in a Dubai school have been denied by police.

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DUBAI // Police have dismissed claims an eight-year-old girl was raped in a government school. Maj Gen Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistant to Dubai Police chief for criminal investigation affairs, said there was no evidence to indicate the child was assaulted in any way.

“The mother greeted her daughter after school and noticed she was very exhausted and had suspicious spots on her clothes,” he said. “The child’s mother took precautionary measures and reported to the police that her daughter may have been subjected to molestation or assault.

“The Criminal Investigation Department took the proper procedures, sent the child to a doctor for examination and her clothes to an expert.”

Maj Gen Al Mansouri said results showed the girl was in good health and was not subjected to any harm.

“Results from the doctor’s examination confirmed that the child was not assaulted in any way, and there was not even a simple trace that someone touched her,” he said. “The expert’s results proved the spots on her clothes were nothing suspicion and not what the mother thought they were.”

Police took a statement from the girl, who was described as “happy, in good spirits and did not indicate that there was a problem when she was in school”.

Maj Gen Al Mansouri said police conducted an investigation at the school and there was no evidence a stranger had entered the campus.

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