By Sarah Townsend
Dubai International Airport employee is sentenced to three months in prison for sexually harassing woman - report
A flight coordinator at Dubai International Airport been sentenced to three months in prison for molesting an airline employee, it was reported on Thursday.
The 36-year-old Kenyan sexually harassed and tied to have sex with a Vietnamese woman while both were on duty at the airport on November 3, the Khaleej Times reported.
The Court of First Instance also ordered that the defendant be deported after serving his jail time, the newspaper said.
The victim reportedly told the court that she was on the runway waiting for the plane to arrive and had forgotten her safety jacket.
She spotted the defendant driving a shuttle vehicle and asked him whether he had the jacket. “He told me to ride with him or I would face administrative penalty as I did not have the safety jacket on,” she said.
He then started making sexual moves on her and touching her, the newspaper reports. “I was wearing a skirt and he tried to put his hand under my skirt. He drove to another spot and tried to touch me again”.
The defendant allegedly harassed her for an hour while she begged him to stop. He dropped her back only after she gave him her mobile number and promised to talk to him later. She gave a statement to the police at the airport that day.
The verdict is subject to appeal within 15 days, according to the Khaleej Times.