Pilot charged for indecency gets suspended term

American pilot was previously sentenced to one month in jail and due to be deported for committing a lewd act in public

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An America pilot who had been sentenced to a month in jail, followed by deporation, after he exposed himself an committed a lewd act on a hotel balcony in Dubai has been granted a suspended jail term.

Appearing before the Dubai appeal court, the pilot entered a not guilty plea and refuted the accusation.

The court suspended the one-month jail term for three years, citing leniency, on the grounds that the man would not repeat the crime.

The incident occurred at the five-star hotel in Dubai Downtown, according to Gulf News, and hotel security are reported to have taken images.

A Nepalese security guard had spotted the incident and reported it to his security supervisor. Furthermore, a number of other hotel guests and occupants of residential units around the property saw the man and started shouting.

According to the hotel’s head of security, the pilot had previously been warned of similar behaviour. He told police interrogators: “We received a number of complaints from guests and tourists, who stayed at the hotel, that the defendant had committed the same lewd act on the balcony a number of times.

 

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