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21 April 2024

Plumber gropes housewife's daughter

By Eman Al Baik

A plumber is accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl in the bathroom of her house while he was working there, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

On November, 29, MY, 33, was carrying out some maintenance work in the toilet, while housewife, NM, 37, a Canadian teacher and her daughter were in the house.

As he finished, he asked the housewife for a snack. As she went to the kitchen, he allegedly groped the girl.

The girl rushed to her mother crying and telling her that the man touched her inappropriately.

The housewife confronted him and he admitted to what he did and asked for forgiveness.

"I shouted at him and asked him to leave immediately. A couple of minutes later he rang the bell, but I did not open. He then repeated that several times before I called the police and lodged a complaint against him," the housewife testified.

The girl told prosecutors that he groped her while he was washing his hands.

The girl recognised the man during an identification parade.

The verdict will be issued on March 7.