Dubai NRI manager’s jail term for sexual assault upheld

CRIuaeA Dubai court has upheld a 3-month jail sentence handed down to an Indian manager aged 43, for sexually assaulting an Emirati female employee.

The abuser identified only by his initials MP, worked as a manager at the Dubai International Airport. In February MP molested the victim, age 26, who is a customer service agent. She said during a short break in her day she went to the Indian Airline section and she got talking to MP who suddenly grabbed her hand and kissed it.

The woman reported the incident to her husband and they complained to airport police.

MP confessed during investigations but in the criminal and appeal courts he denied a charge of sexual assault. Even so, the court of appeal upheld the conviction and jail term.