Sunday, November 19, 2017
Close  
globalnation / Middle East & Africa

Filipino in Dubai acquitted of molesting 12-year-old girl

globalnation / Middle East & Africa
  • share this

Filipino in Dubai acquitted of molesting 12-year-old girl

/ 01:00 PM October 26, 2017
trial, judge

Image: INQUIRER.net Stock Photo

A Filipino accused of molesting his roommate’s daughter has been cleared by the Court of First Instance.

According to the Khaleej Times, the basis of the decision had yet to be determined. The ruling is subject to appeal by the prosecution.

The man, 37, allegedly groped the 12-year-old in their shared apartment while she was asleep.

ADVERTISEMENT

The mother and daughter reported the case to the Bur Dubai police station. They said that he arrived home drunk accompanied by friends.

The mother, 45, left the girl while she was asleep at 1 a.m. She stated that she was working in the kitchen until 3 a.m.

According to the daughter, she woke up at 3:30 and felt the defendant groping her and touching her back. It was at this time when the flat owner entered the room to check on the girl upon the mother’s request; she thought the girl might have been alone after the man’s friends had left.

The flat owner was reported to have pushed the man away from the room.  Niña V. Guno /ra

RELATED STORIES:

Filipino charged with molesting 12-year-old girl in Dubai

US gymnastics gold medalist reveals abuse by team doctor

17-year-old Bulacan girl escapes rape by trading away her phone

ADVERTISEMENT

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: child molestation, Dubai, groping, molestation, sexual assault, UAE
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved