The court dismissed the complaint as unreasonable and acquitted the boy.
Rabat – A child as young as 4 has been accused of harassment after kissing a girl of the same age at an Egyptian school in Bahira, in the region of Gizeh, northern Egypt.
The lawyer representing the accused said that the girl’s father filed a complaint against the 4-year-boy, accusing him of kissing his daughter.
The court has acquitted the boy of all charges, considering the complaint unreasonable.
The case goes back to December 2017 when the father accused the 4-year old of harassing his daughter.
Egyptian media sources quoted the boy’s father who claimed that the complaint had been filed due to a disagreement between the girl’s father and the 4-year-old defendant’s grandmother who works at the school where the incident took place.
Egyptian Internet users reacted to the case with sarcasm and levity.
One commentator declared that after acquitting the boy, the court ought tot have detained the accuser to carry out a psychiatric examination.
While another internet user has written that the case has been reported on solely to distract the public from important national issues.
| براءة طفل من تهمة التحرش بطفلة بالحضانة
الطفل ده باس زميلته فى الحضانة عندها 3 سنوات فقام والدها بتحرير محضر تحرش ضد الطفل وتم تحويلة للنيابة ونزل محاكمة عاجلة علشان بيلعب مع زميلته فى الحضانة فى دخل الطفل ..فضحك القاضي .. و ” براءة ” !@Ahmed0Elfadaly pic.twitter.com/2CQ6D8IIMN
— Ahmed Mohamed Elfadaly (@Ahmed0Elfadaly) May 10, 2018