A man has been sentenced to one year in jail for groping and kissing a nine-year-old girl after luring her to look at stray cats.
Dubai Court of First Instance was told the 30-year old barber molested the Indian girl near her apartment building in Naif.
Prosecutors said that on May 11, the girl told her parents the defendant touched her inappropriately.
She said in court records: “I used to play with a cat under the building with my brother. The man came and told me that he can show me other cats and I went with him while my brother was busy playing with others.
“We went to a narrow street and I saw many cats. He touched my chest and kissed me. Then my brother came and the man left.”
After she told her parents, they found out the suspect worked in a salon nearby and they called Dubai Police.
The defendant, who is Pakistani, had earlier denied sexual assault. The court ordered that he should be deported after serving his sentence.