A UAE court of appeals sentenced an Asian man to two years in jail and ordered him deported after he was found guilty of molesting two little boys.
The court in the Western town of Dhafra also ordered the man lashed after he was caught drunk by the police.
The two children’s mother in Dhafra reported the man to the police after her sons told her he made advances on them.
The man, a gas cylinder seller, had been earlier sentenced by a court of first instance to 10 years in prison and ordered deported.
The Arabic language daily Albayan said the man denied the charges but failed to produce evidence of his innocence in court.