Limo driver black­mailed new­ly­weds

Honey­moon­ers filmed get­ting in­ti­mate in back of car on way to shop­ping mall

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Ali Al Shouk @alial­shouk

A limo driver is on trial for se­cretly film­ing a cou­ple hav­ing sex in the back of his car then black­mail­ing them for Dhs2,000.

Dubai Court of First In­stance heard that the In­dian new­ly­weds came to Dubai for their hon­ey­moon and rented the limo to take them from their ho­tel on Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Mall on Fe­bru­ary 12.

The 28-year Pak­istani limo driver said he stopped the car at a junc­tion in the Zabeel area when he no­ticed “strange move­ment” in the back.

He said he turned on a hid­den cam­era and saw that the cou­ple were hav­ing sex.

“I filmed them us­ing my mo­bile phone and af­ter dropping them to the mall, I con­tacted them,” the driver stated in court records.

“I sent the clip to the hus­band via What­sApp and asked for some money,” he added.

The court heard that the limo driver de­manded Dhs2,000, threat­en­ing to post the clip on so­cial me­dia if the cou­ple didn’t pay up.

The hus­band con­tacted a busi­ness­man friend of his in Dubai and they went to com­plain to po­lice.

Po­lice ar­ranged to set for trap to catch the driver when he came to collect the money.

The 30-year-old In­dian busi­ness­man tes­ti­fied that his friends had come to Dubai for four days and they had sex in­side the car, adding: “The next day my friends left the coun­try and asked me to fol­low it up.”

The friend added: “I con­tacted the driver ask­ing him to come to collect the money and po­lice ar­rested him in the ho­tel where we met.” A 35-year old Emi­rati po­lice­man said the driver con­fessed to breach­ing the pri­vacy of the mar­ried cou­ple. “He said that he watched them hav­ing sex via a cam­era and recorded it on his phone. “We ar­rested him when he ar­rived to the ho­tel to collect the money. “The clip was still on his phone” the po­lice­man said. The ac­cused is charged with breach­ing the pri­vacy of the cou­ple, black­mail and sex­ual abuse by fix­ing a hid­den cam­era in the car and watch­ing them hav­ing sex. He ad­mit­ted the charges and a sen­tence will be is­sued next month.

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