Limo driver loses appeal against sexual assault of passenger

DUBAI // A limousine driver has lost his appeal against a three-month sentence for sexually assaulting a female passenger after picking her up from Dubai International Airport. The 36-year-old Bangladeshi will serve the prison term handed to him by Dubai Criminal Court before being deported. The driver touched the woman’s arms then offered to massage […]

DUBAI // A limousine driver has lost his appeal against a three-month sentence for sexually assaulting a female passenger after picking her up from Dubai International Airport.

The 36-year-old Bangladeshi will serve the prison term handed to him by Dubai Criminal Court before being deported.

The driver touched the woman’s arms then offered to massage her shoulders while he was driving her to Regency Hotel, Naif, in the early hours of March 22.

The woman, whose nationality and age were not given, said that she took the front seat of the limousine and, on the way, the driver touched her left arm and attempted to touch her thigh but she stopped him.

He told the tourist he only wanted to give her a massage to help her relax after the long flight. After he dropped her off at the hotel, the woman called police and gave them the limousine’s plate number.

Police and prosecutors said he admitted a sexual assault charge during questioning.

However, in court in May, he denied it, saying: “I didn’t touch her at all.”

The court ruled against him though and he will serve his jail time before being deported.

salamir@thenational.ae

Source: uae news

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