x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Beach sex couple gets one-month sentence

The couple were caught in the act on Umm Suqeim beach, prosecutors had said.

DUBAI // A waiter and his girlfriend who were caught having sex on Umm Suqeim beach were sentenced to one month in prison each this morning.

The couple, AB, a 21-year-old Lebanese waiter and MP, a 30-year-old Filipina saleswoman, were charged with having sex outside marriage and committing an act of public indecency. Prosecutors said the incident in which they were caught was the third time they had sex there.

According to records, a police patrol from the Ports Police Station caught the two on Umm Suqeim Beach about 3am on July 5.

MP testified that she met AB at Mall of the Emirates nearly two months before the incident. AB told prosecutors he had sex with her several times in his apartment before they were caught by police.

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