Gulf news Man sexually assaulted woman in lift after pretending to take selfie, Dubai court told

Man sexually assaulted woman in lift after pretending to take selfie, Dubai court told
 

DUBAI // A man kissed a Mexican woman on the lips and pulled down her trousers after pretending he wanted to take a selfie with her.

The woman got into a lift in her building at around 11.40pm along with the 20-year-old Egyptian, who works as a cook, prosecutors at the Dubai Criminal Court said. "A man in jeans and a T-shirt got into the lift and initiated a conversation then stood very close to me pretending he wanted to take a selfie," said the 26-year-old manager. She said as she tried to rush out of the lift he kissed her on the lips more than five times before pulling her trousers down and touching her inappropriately.

The woman suffered bruises as she tried to escape. She called police who arrested the cook.

He denied a sexual assault charge in court and told judges the woman had dropped charges against him.

A verdict is expected on August 31.

salamir@thenational.ae