'Devil' caused Egyptian to sexually harass woman in Dubai

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Nov 2013

Egyptian man to be deported from Dubai says devil caused him to touch, attempt to kiss, and send SMS messages to female German events organiser

Dubai has ordered the deportation of an Egyptian man after he was found guilty of sexually harassing a 26-year-old German woman.

The 33-year-old, who has not been named, received a three-month suspended prison sentence for touching and trying to kiss the woman, who was working as an events organiser.

According to the Dubai's English-language Gulf News, the defendant said that the devil caused his actions.

“Shortly after a meeting we had, the defendant asked me to accompany him to a ballroom to check the flower arrangements,” the woman said.

“I was walking to his right when he suddenly hugged me and tried to kiss me. He told me that he wanted to kiss me, but I moved my head and told him that we were working. Immediately he realised that I did not want to be kissed and so he let go of me. I was shocked.

"I rushed back to my office and I was irritated and nervous. I told my supervisor what happened. The next minute I received an SMS from the defendant in which he expressed his admiration and love and apologised for not being able to control his behaviour,” added the woman.

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