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Egyptian manager behind bars for groping Filipina jobseeker

/ 04:56 PM June 21, 2015

A UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) court sentenced an Egyptian manager to three months in jail for groping a Filipina during a job interview last January.

UAE news site Gulf News reported that the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 40-year-old manager for molesting the Filipina who looked for a job while visiting Dubai.

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The Filipina said that she responded to a newspaper ad looking for a secretary. The manager sent her the location for the alleged job interview. The location turned out as an “empty office that was dirty and full of dust.”

“He asked me to work on a laptop that he carried in order to test my computer skills. When I finished, he claimed that he liked my skills and told me that I would be able to start work the next morning.”

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“When I shook hands with him in order to leave, he kept holding my hand until I pulled it away. He walked behind me to the locked door. He touched my back. When I asked him why he groped me, he claimed that he was removing dust from my pants. I told him not to do that. He did it again… I moved his hand away and left,” the Filipina claimed.

The manager denied the allegation, saying that the police forced him to confess to the crime. He earlier admitted to prosecutors that he molested the jobseeker but only “brushed the dust off her pants.”

“I am not guilty. That did not happen. She lied. I was forced to confess to an act that I did not do. I did not interview her… and I did not touch her,” the manager said.

The Egyptian will be deported following the completion of his jail sentence. AJH

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