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Jail for cop who offered to waive traffic fine for sex

A policeman is sentenced to three years in prison for trying to blackmail a woman into having sex with him.

DUBAI // A policeman has been sentenced to three years in prison for trying to blackmail a woman into having sex with him.

The 30-year-old Omani MK was called on March 9 to the car park of the Pakistani Academy where the Filipina EM, a 40-year-old manager, had hit another vehicle while reversing.

The officer's police patrol examined the damage before issuing a fine to the woman.

"I asked [the officer] what the fine was and he said it would be between Dh1,000 to Dh5,000 and 10 black points," the woman said.

She expressed surprise that such a minor accident would warrant such fine, at which point the officer offered to cancel the punishment on the condition she had sex with him on the back seat of his car.

"He started telling me: 'you are Filipino, Filipino beautiful'," said the woman.

The officer gave her his mobile number to call if she wished to inquire about the fine. When she called him the next day he asked to see her but she turned him down, telling him she was married and lived with her husband and children.

"You seem to be a good man, why do you do this?" she asked him.

When he insisted she meet up with him, she informed police who provided her with a wire and asked her to meet him. When they met, he took her to a car park behind Burjuman, turned off his engine then covered his front window and took off his shorts.

"Give me a kiss and sleep with me," he told the woman, shortly before police opened the car door and arrested him.

The Criminal Court ordered that the man should be deported following the completion of his prison term.

salamir@thenational.ae