Worker jail term for showing porn to girl upheld

Defendant stopped 9-year-old in passageway, showed her images on his mobile and groped her

Dubai: A worker lost his appeal and will spend three months in jail for showing porn images on his mobile to a nine-year-old schoolgirl and molesting her near her house.


The Indian girl was walking through a passageway to her house when the 38-year-old Indian worker stopped her in May. He took his mobile phone out of his pocket and showed the nine-year-old girl pornographic images before he groped her private parts.

In September, the Dubai Court of First Instance jailed the defendant for three months for breaching the girl’s modesty and molesting her.

The accused appealed the primary judgement and asked the Appeal Court to overturn his imprisonment after he pleaded not guilty.

On Wednesday, presiding judge Saeed Salem Bin Sarm upheld the defendant’s punishment.

“He will be deported after serving his jail term and the mobile phone will be confiscated,” presiding judge Bin Sarm said.

Records showed that the girl informed her parents who reported the matter to the police.

The defendant took advantage of the girl’s young age before he showed her pornographic images and molested her.

The girl testified that the incident happened when she was walking back home. “The accused came to me and took his phone out of his pocket. He took me aside and started showing me inappropriate images on his mobile. While doing so, he put his hand inside my clothes and touched me in a bad way,” she said.

The defendant was quoted as admitting to prosecutors that he showed the indecent images to the girl on his mobile and that he groped her in the passageway.

He was also quoted as saying that he deleted those images shortly after the incident.

The girl identified the accused at the police line-up three times. Wednesday’s ruling remains subject to appeal before the Cassation Court within 30 days.

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