A 46-year-old Filipino teacher in Dubai confessed before prosecutors in Dubai that he harassed a female student by sending her inappropriate text message.
According to The Khaleej Times, the teacher said he sent the message of sexual in nature to his female grade six student on July 11.
The teacher, who was unnamed in the report, said that he got the girl’s number after he assigned his students a project on their computer class.
“The girl got in touch with me on WhatsApp about the project, and that’s when I started asking her to send inappropriate pictures of herself,” the defendant said.
The girl’s Syrian mother then found out about the Filipino teacher’s indecent act.
“I discovered he was sending inappropriate sexual messages and images of sexual content over WhatsApp. I contacted the school’s principal who coordinated with us so we could take the appropriate measures,” she said.
The mother added that the teacher also asked her daughter to send inappropriate photos of herself.
After the incident, the mother noticed a sudden change in physical and mental behavior as she expressed her suicidal thoughts to her teachers and classmates.
“I watched my daughter closely and it was clear to us that she was facing psychological and physical pressures that we couldn’t understand. She consistently complained of pain in different parts of her body,” she said.
A medical check-up confirmed that the girl only received sexual abuse from the teacher through the phone and no physical abuse was made.