Dubai: An administrator has been jailed for three months for groping a paramedic twice while she was alone at her flat.
The 31-year-old Filipina paramedic was present at her residence when the 30-year-old Pakistani administrator came there in December.
Being in charge of renting out flats at the building, the defendant wanted to show the apartment to three potential tenants in Tecom area.
When the three potential tenants had left after viewing the flat, the defendant used his own key to enter the flat and told the paramedic that he liked her and wanted to touch her.
As soon as the defendant groped the paramedic, she scolded him for his behaviour and pushed him away but he groped her again until she kicked him out of her room.
The Filipina sent a Facebook message to her co-worker to inform him about the incident and he reported the matter to police.
On Monday, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the accused of groping the Filipina paramedic twice.
Presiding judge Urfan Omar said the defendant, who pleaded not guilty, will be deported following the completion of his punishment.
The paramedic said the incident happened after she allowed the accused into the flat to show it to three potential tenants.
“He showed them around and then they all left. Few minutes later, I suddenly found him in my bedroom … I didn’t realise or hear him coming. I think he used his key to open the door since he was in charge of the building. He told me that he liked me and wanted to touch me … and he groped my top. I yelled at him and pushed him away. He groped me again and left. I locked the door and sent a Facebook message to my co-worker telling him about the incident. He reported the matter to the police and the suspect was apprehended,” she testified.
The ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days.