Dubai court jails airline passenger for kissing attendant

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A man has been jailed and will be deported from the UAE for kissing an Emirates airline flight attendant as they posed for a selfie on a Dubai-bound flight, daily newspaper The National reported.

The 42-year-old Tanzanian has been jailed for three months after he was found guilty of ‘sexually assaulting the woman’ by Dubai’s Criminal Court, the report added.

The court was told that the man approached the 25-year-old American hostess and asked her to pose for a selfie with him. As they stood next to each other he ‘hugged’ and kissed her,

The woman told the court that she remembered her supervisor told the man off for hugging the woman, but she later reported the incident to the police in April after the flight from Tanzania to Dubai the report added.

"He asked me again for a picture, I said OK. When I stood next to him for the shot, he hugged me and kissed my neck," said the woman, who said she then pushed him away.

According to police, the man originally confessed to the incident, but later denied ‘sexually assaulting’ the woman during the court hearing in June.

Nevertheless, he was convicted and will be deported after serving jail time.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52