Dubai, where the incident took place. The case has been adjourned until next month. Photo: iStock

An Afghan man was arrested after groping a Filipino saleswoman inside an elevator in a mall in Dubai and has appeared in court. In April, the woman was on her way to work in a mall when a 26-year-old Afghan man followed her into an elevator, Gulf News reported.

She said the man greeted her and asked her about herself, then suddenly groped her chest twice before running out of the elevator when it stopped. The Filipina ran to the mall’s security guards and told them what happened.

She then reported the incident to police, who arrested the man shortly afterwards. On Wednesday at the Dubai Court of First Instance, the man pleaded guilty to the charge. He admitted to prosecutors that he groped the Filipina. The trial was adjourned until June 6.