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Dubai worker jailed for groping woman during attempted theft.

Dubai: A worker, who groped a homemaker's thigh and assaulted her husband during a theft attempt, has been jailed for one year.

The incident happened while he was trying to steal from the Jordanian family's house.

The Jordanian woman, who was sleeping beside her husband was taken by surprise and shouted, when the 27-year-old Bangladeshi worker, M.R., molested her before fleeing the scene.

The defendant was said to have quarrelled with the Jordanian husband and pushed him before he ran outside to the balcony and absconded. The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the Bangladeshi of tresspassing, attempted theft, molestation and assaulting the husband.

Presiding Judge Wajdi Al Menyawi said the defendant will be deported following the completion of his one-year imprisonment.

Records said a Dubai Police K-9 dog identified M.R. after sniffing his shoe that was left behind when he ran away from the villa in Umm Suqueim in April 2012.

The Jordanian husband said the accused tried to steal his Blackberry phone.

"I did not attempt to steal anything," argued M.R. when he entered a not guilty plea.

Prosecutors said the accused used screwdrivers to break in and enter the Jordanian man's villa. He sneaked into the bedroom through a balcony while the couple was sleeping.

When the defendant groped the homemaker, she yelled, her husband jumped out of the bed and fought with the defendant and to prevent him from stealing the Blackberry. M.R. pushed the Jordanian and injured him before he ran away from the scene. While he was running away, he left his shoe behind.

The Jordanian confirmed that he scuffled with M.R., who removed his shirt before he pushed him and absconded.

A Omani policeman testified that a K-9 dog identified the defendant from his shoe that was seized at the crime scene.

M.R. admitted to prosecutors that he jumped over the villa's fence wall and trespassed into the bedroom through a glass door that was left open. He claimed that the woman screamed when he approached her to check if she was asleep. He said he absconded after he pushed the husband.

However, he refuted his accusations in court.

Monday's judgment remains subject to appeal within 15 days.

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