Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:20 am
Pair jailed for alleged Dubai taxi romp
The Associated Press
The sentence Thursday is the latest case of Westerners running afoul of the social codes in the United Arab Emirates, which maintains strict laws on sex-related issues although it often turns a blind eye.
Prosecutors accused the pair of removing some clothing and fondling each other in a cab in May. They denied the charges and accused the taxi driver of fabricating the story after a fare dispute.
The judge says the pair will be deported after serving their sentences, which they can appeal.
In 2008, a British couple received a three-month sentence after being charged with having sex on a Dubai beach.