(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A Pakistani tailor, 28, was on trial on Sunday in the Court of First Instance on the charge of molesting a woman in the shop they worked.
The tailor is also accused of assaulting the woman.
The complainant, a 40-year-old Filipina, told the prosecution that the incident happened in January, in the kitchen of the shop where they worked in Jumeirah.
It was in the afternoon and she was taking a nap. She was surprised by the defendant entering the kitchen without knocking and telling her he needed to have sex with her.
She grabbed her mobile phone and was about to leave the kitchen when the defendant grabbed her leg to stop her.
She kicked him with the other leg and he hit her on her arm. And then he touched her private part. She tried to walk out of the kitchen but he blocked her with his foot and she fell down. He then grabbed her arm and told her again that he needed to have sex with her. He also told her not to tell anyone about it.
He tried hard to stop her from moving but backed off when she bit him. She then threw a bottle of water at him and stood up and screamed for help through the window, and then telephoned her employer.
The employer, she claimed, came immediately, gave her Dh50 and told her to go home and take rest. He told her not to file a police complaint and warned the defendant not to repeat such behaviour.
The employer, a Jordanian cloth designer, confirmed having received a call from the complainant that day. He said that he asked the staff why they did not go to the help of the woman then, but they claimed that they did not hear her screaming. According to the forensic report, marks were found on the complainant's body indicating that she was assaulted on that day.