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Salon worker forcibly kisses woman while giving her haircut

By Mason White 3:44 PM March 26, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A salon worker was arrested on charges of sexual assault after forcibly kissing a woman while giving her a haircut, prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates said.

The man had been sentenced to serve 3 months in jail, but the High Court canceled his conviction and jail sentence.

The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced M.A., 35, for sexually assaulting 23-year-old L.P. He was sentenced to three months in prison to be followed by deportation.

M.A. appealed to the High Court, and the verdict was overturned. L.P. told investigators that the salon worker told her to sit in a chair and cordoned the area with a curtain.

He then began cleaning her face. At some point, M.A. forcibly kissed the woman. The woman immediately left from the salon and filed a complaint with the police.

Investigators reviewed the security camera footage from the salon and they were not able to confirm the woman’s complaint because she was behind the curtain.

The salon worker denied the allegations.