Dubai: An Indian man has been sentenced to six months in jail to be followed by deportation for sexually abusing a five-year-old boy in a shared accommodation. The unidentified 33-year-old electrician was seen hugging the boy from behind and touching him inappropriately in a villa in Bur Dubai, said the child’s uncle. The incident happened in June this year, according to official records. The Indian boy told the prosecution that he was playing inside the villa when the accused called him and touched him inappropriately, Gulf News reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “My uncle came and pushed him (the accused) away from me,” the boy said, according to Gulf News. The uncle testified before the Dubai Court of First Instances that his sister asked him to summon the boy who was playing with his siblings on the villa’s ground floor. But the boy asked for more time to play. “I was busy on the phone. But when I got free and looked at him, I saw the defendant hugging him from behind and touching him while recording it on his mobile phone. I alerted the boy’s father and the defendant escaped from the villa. We alerted Dubai Police and searched for the defendant until we found him near a mosque,” the uncle said. The accused was charged with sexually abusing the boy. The verdict will be subject to appeal within 15 days.
THE county got a massive tourism boost tonight – when the Regional Cultural Centre was featured on RTE1’s Winning Streak programme.The Dreamaker draw came from Letterkenny live – and gave the Centre an opportunity to plug the great work there, as well as the Errigal Arts Festival which takes place in July.Centre director Sean Halligan spoke about the great work of the RCC and how they took art into the community. “It is about visual arts; there is a great cultural scene in the county and we try to do as many events for people as possible,” said Sean.And Lorna McLaughlin spoke about the superb musical tradition of the county and how the centre supported the Youth Orchestra, chamber orchestra and the Errigal Groove Orchestra.Lorcan McAdam from Ballybay, Co Monaghan, missed his son’s First Communion to travel to Donegal to spin the Dreammaker wheel.And he is going home tonight with €40,000! WINNING STREAK COMES TO REGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: May 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyRegional Cultural CentreWinning Streak