x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Sex in sea earns one-year sentences

Two met for illicit relationship off Jumeirah Open Beach, court rules.

DUBAI // A maid and her lover were sentenced to one year in prison each after they were caught having sex in the sea while swimming, a court ruled this morning.

MM, 26, Filipina, and GE, 25, Pakistani, who is married, were convicted of having illicit sex.

The Dubai Court of Misdemeanours was told that the Emirati sponsor of the MM took her to the hospital in June when she started complaining of stomach pains. But doctors there told him she was pregnant.

The sponsor reported her to police, where she confessed to having sex three times with GE in the waters off the Jumeirah Open Beach.

MM confessed that she would leave her sponsor's house in Al Jafiliah area late at night, after everyone was asleep, and head to a nightclub with her friends. She said she met GE at the President Hotel's nightclub in February.

The couple started meeting at the Open Beach, where they had sex while swimming, records show.

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