x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 October 2017

Teacher jailed for drunken public sex with another man

A teacher who had drunken sex with another man in public has been sentenced to three years in jail.

DUBAI // A male teacher who drunkenly had sex with another man in public was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail.

PA, a 28-year-old from Britain, admitted having consensual intercourse with MB, a 40-year-old from the Seychelles, next to a gas station near Al Garhoud Bridge in February last year.

The pair had been on a drinking spree as a birthday celebration for one of them when they stopped at a tree by the gas station and became intimate.

A Palestinian man, MO, who had parked behind the gas station to take a nap saw the two men and reported them to police.

"I was exhausted and decided to park my car and nap for a while then I saw the two men," he told the Dubai Misdemeanours Court. He said they stopped when they reached the tree and began to undress.

The two men tried to escape when officers arrived, but were chased and arrested.

Both admitted having consensual sex and consuming alcohol when they appeared before the court in March. Both were sentenced to three years in jail and both will be deported after serving their prison terms. MB's profession was not mentioned in records.

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