A cleaner claimed that he was washing a window at the time he was accused of peeping in on a woman taking a shower in her apartment.
Prosecutors accused the Bangladeshi cleaner, M.J., 28, of violating the privacy of the Filipina interior designer by watching her in a state of undress.
“No I did not do so. I was just doing my job. I work as a cleaner in the building  and I was cleaning the glass from outside,” M.J. said, denying the accusations levelled against him in the Dubai Court of First Instance. “I want the court to pronounce my innocence because I didn’t do anything wrong,” the suspect told Presiding Judge Jasem Al Beloushi in courtroom four yesterday.
The designer, J.J., 38, testified that she entered her bathroom to take a shower and closed the window after she saw it was open.
“I removed my clothes and got into the bathtub then I pulled the curtains and covered half of the bathtub. While I was showering, I noticed that the window was opened again. Then I realised that somebody must have been peeping at me while I was in the shower. So I closed the window again, then covered myself up with a towel and stood watching the window to see who would open it.
“When I saw the defendant open the window, I shouted at him then I rushed out of the bathroom and immediately called the police,” claimed the Filipina.
An Emirati police corporal testified that police received a call about a problem in a building at Dubai Sports City.
The corporal said the defendant denied peeping at the woman and maintained that he was only cleaning the window. He was taken into custody.
A judgement will be heard on June 11.