KUWAIT CITY, April 4: In an incident that is regarded as strange in the Kuwaiti society, the Family Court allowed a Kuwaiti father in his 30s to see his children in the presence of his former wife who is married to another man, even though the father was accused of sexually assaulting them.
Lawyer Yousef Husai filed the lawsuit on the behalf of the children’s mother, explaining that his client and the defendant were married and were blessed with two daughters and a son. Following the divorce, they agreed that the mother will have the custody of the children while father has the right to see the children and take them to his house.
However, the mother discovered that the children refused to go with their father. They revealed to her that he touched their bodies inappropriately and sexually assaulted them when they were with him. The parents then signed an agreement as per which the expenses of the children, which comes to about KD 450 per month, will be shared by the parents. Also, the father can see his children but in the presence of their mother.
Lawyer Husai said the agreement did not mention the reasons behind limiting the father’s visit to his children in the house of their mother and in her presence in order to protect the rights of their children
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff