A British man who groped an Australian woman’s backside when she bent over to put on her shoes in a Dubai bowling alley has been handed a three-month prison sentence and will then be deported.
The incident occurred on 22nd September 2019 at a bowling alley at the Atlantis, a luxury resort in the Palm Jumeirah artificial archipelago in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to reports, the 32-year-old Australian woman was enjoying an evening with friends at the Atlantis when the unnamed British man inappropriately touched her backside.
The woman immediately alerted the hotel’s security who then contacted the local police.
The Dubai Criminal Court has copies of the hotel’s CCTV footage, according to reports.
The images, which have not been released, were reportedly used as evidence by prosecutors.
The Australian victim told prosecutors: “My friends and I went bowling in Atlantis in Dubai and as I bent over to put on the shoes, the accused arrived and then touched me.”
The 34-year-old Brit was convicted of sexual assault by the Dubai court on 25th February and will be deported home after completing his sentence, according to reports.
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