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02 December 2023

Salesman gropes 5-year-old girl in corridor

By Eman Al Baik

A supermarket salesman allegedly molested a five- year old girl in her building’s corridor, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

At around 12.30pm, the little girl opened her house door, telling her mother that she will play in the corridor with neighbourhood children.

“After about 10 minutes, I opened the door to watch her playing with other girls but did not see her. A nieghbour’s door was open, I looked into the house but she was not in there too. When I came out of the house, I saw the supermarket salesman hugging her at the end of the corridor. When I shouted and screamed, he ran away,” AS, 28-year-old Afghan mother, told police.

The little girl told her mother that the accused had groped her private parts.
Police arrested SM, 23, who confessed.

The Court will give its sentence on March 5.