The Court of First Instance sentenced an Indian salesman to one-year jail term for molesting a minor.
The 26-year-old who will be deported after serving his sentence, however, had earlier denied the charges and said that he only touched the cheecks of the six-year-old girl, reported 'Khaleej Times'.
The child's mother told the court that the incident happened in last March at her apartment in Al Nadha 1. The accused, an etisalat employee, knocked at the door to check on the internet subscription. He later engaged the child in conversation and led her to the corridor where he allegedly molested her.
He admitted during investigation by Public Prosecution that he grabbed the girl by her shoulder, kissed her cheek three times and her neck without her consent.
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