Dubai - Private teacher jailed for groping 11-year-old

Marie Nammour/Dubai
Filed on April 27, 2016

He threatened to fail her unless she let him touch her

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An Arabic language teacher has been sentenced to three years in jail after he was found guilty of groping an 11-year-old girl during a private teaching session.
The Court of First Instance found the 43-year-old Pakistani guilty of molesting the schoolgirl and threatening to fail her unless she let him touch her.
The accused admitted in the investigation to having molested the girl while he sat alone with her to teach her Arabic. He was then allegedly caught in the act by her mother.
The court ordered his deportation after completing his jail term.
The incident was reported on February 22 at Al Rafaa police station.
The girl said during the investigation that she felt scared as the defendant touched her. She said she pushed his hand away, but he threatened fail her.
According to prosecution records, the defendant had been giving the girl private lessons for two months. The girl also said he had previously touched her shoulder many times.
The mother said she left her daughter with the teacher around 8.30pm at the dining table. "I went to my bedroom. But I came back to check on her when I did not hear her voice for a while."
The mother said she saw the defendant touching her girl. "He was lifting her shirt. I shouted at him to stop."


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