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Man on life-term in rape of kid acquitted by court

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: The Court of Appeals overturned life sentence passed on an Arab expatriate for molesting a minor, and acquitted him of all charges against him. Case files indicated the Public Prosecution charged the expatriate of kidnapping a minor after luring him to drive a vehicle to a place where they were to eat supper together. He is said to have molested the victim afterward. According to the statement filed by the victim’s father someone called to inform him that his son had been kidnapped by a man who allowed him to drive a car. The father then accompanied his son to the police station after he admitted the accused had sexually molested him. The accused was represented by Attorney Esmat Al-Kharboutli.

Man jailed: The Criminal Court sentenced a man to two-year imprisonment with hard labor and ordered him to pay KD 300 for suspending the verdict temporarily after he was convicted of assaulting his wife. In his wife’s defense was Lawyer Mohammad Al-Qattan who managed to prove to the court that the defendant physically assaulted his client and caused painful injuries on her body, as was described in the medical report. Testifying in favor of the wife was the house maid, who told the court that she heard the wife screaming, and then the husband entered her (maid) room and searched her before storming outside the house. The maid said she knew through the wife that the husband assaulted her. Also testifying in favor of the wife were two passersby who explained that they heard noises as they were passing in front of the house. They then saw a woman run out of the house and covering her face with a bed sheet. She asked them to help her to reach her relative’s house.

‘No need to pay’: The Family and Documentation Circle of the Court of First Instance has relieved a Kuwaiti citizen of the mandatory payment of monthly expenses enforced on him in a 1993-judgment, as the court accepted that there is no need for him to pay them anymore, especially since his current situation cannot cope with it. An application was filed by the plaintiff counsel Attorney Faisal Al-Otaibi when his client was unable to continue paying KD 140 for monthly expenses and KD 40 for accommodation for his children who are under the custody of his ex-wife. He said his client has been experiencing decline in financial stability especially since he has another wife to take care of. His children from the previous wife are grown up, have no disability, are now receiving salaries from the government and are able to bear responsibilities. He supported his argument with copies of the previous marriage dissolution and marriage certificate with the present wife.

3 Indians held: Farwaniya securitymen arrested three Indians for the possession of 35 bottles of local alcohol, says Al-Seyassh. While patrolling the area, the securitymen got suspicious of the actions of the Indians so the latter were instructed to stop for inspection. This led to the discovery of 35 bottles of locally brewed alcoholic drinks in their possession. A case was registered and the three suspects were referred to the concerned security department.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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