British woman jailed for three months for having drunken sex in back of taxi in Dubai
A British woman was sentenced to three months in prison, to be followed by deportation, after being convicted of having 'drunken sex' in the back of a taxi in Dubai.
Rebecca Blake, 29, and Irish man Conor McRedmond, 28, who had only met that day, were said to have stripped naked and indulged in sexual intercourse after a 10 hour drinking session.
Though the pair claimed they were just hugging and the taxi driver had only complained about them because they had caught him taking them a long way home, the Dubai Misdemeanours Court found them guilty after the driver and a police man insisted they were being rather more intimate, The Telegraph reports.
According to the paper, the Pakistani taxi driver Qaiser Khan, 29, told the court in a written statement that the couple seemed confused and repeatedly changed their minds about where they were going.
"I told him it was not allowed to have alcohol inside the taxi but he drank it and threw the bottle out of the window. The next thing, I looked in the mirror and saw the woman sitting on the man's thighs. She was naked, moving up and down and making sounds," he said.
Khan also claimed that Blake offered him "a lot of money" to tell prosecutors the couple were kissing rather than having sex but he refused, the paper said.
The pair pleaded not guilty to charges of having consensual sex and indecency, which related to stripping off in public, but were convicted on both counts, the paper added.