Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Dubai buttock grope charge Belfast man could face 15 years in jail

A Belfast-born man could face up to 15 years in a Dubai jail after allegedly grabbing a woman’s bottom.

Steven Sherriff, 43, denies breaching the country’s strict Muslim code on public decency by grabbing Kara Bradbury’s posterior, an act which is regarded as a serious sexual offence.

The 23-year-old woman claims Sherriff squeezed her left buttock and slipped his hand between her legs on a night out in February, prompting her boyfriend Ryan Riley, 26, to knock Sherriff out cold.

Sherriff, who has lived in Dubai for seven years, and is due back in court next week, said in The Sun: “The craziest thing of all is that I didn’t do it. I never touched her. The Foreign Office have washed their hands of me saying they can’t help me.”

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