Dubai: A jobless man has been accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy by stripping him naked while he was present at his villa.
The 19-year-old Emirati man was said to have been present along with another 12-year-old Emirati schoolboy at his villa when they both removed the clothes of the 11-year-old in March.
After removing the 11-year-old’s clothes, the 12-year-old schoolboy used his phone and filmed the victim and the video on Instagram, said records.
Prosecutors accused the 19-year-old of breaching the 11-year-old’s privacy and modesty and molesting him [by stripping him naked].
The suspect did not show up before the Dubai Court of First Instance where he was scheduled to enter his plea on Wednesday.
Meanwhile the schoolboy was accused of molesting the 11-year-old and filming him naked then posting the indecent video on the social media.
Prosecutors said the 12-year-old will be tried before the Dubai Juveniles Court.
The boy’s mother claimed to prosecutors that she saw on her son’s mobile a video image of him being abused sexually.
“The video contained footages in which someone was seen trying to rape my son. My son alleged to me that the 19-year-old and the schoolboy stopped him while he was walking in our neighbourhood. Then they forced him into the majliss [guest room adjacent to villa] of one of them and they removed his dress,” she testified to prosecutors.
The 11-year-old boy was quoted as telling prosecutors that the suspects undressed him.
A policeman claimed to prosecutors that the 11-year-old boy alleged to him that the 12-year-old schoolboy filmed him naked and posted the video on Instagram.
Presiding judge Fahd Al Shamsi adjourned the case until the 19-year-old suspect is brought from his detention on December 14.