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Emirati was arrested while in the shower with a Lebanese man at a Dubai hotel.

DUBAI // A policewoman appealing a one-year suspended sentence for allegedly having sex for money has lost her battle after the appeals court upheld the sentence.

Emirati policewoman A S, 30, was caught in the shower with a Lebanese man in a hotel room.

Police said they had received information about a female officer having sex with men for money.

Investigations revealed A S had booked a hotel room in Dubai Marina and, at about 1am on November 19 last year, police raided the hotel room to find her and W M, 35, taking a shower together after the two had had sex.

The policewoman denied having sex with W M and said the two only drank wine during dinner, then headed to the room for a shower.

However, evidence collected from the hotel room and medical examinations confirmed that they had had sex.

“I met her three months ago at a nightclub, where she was with a number of men and woman and we exchanged phone numbers,” said the man in records.

“Then we started talking over the phone and I knew from her that she was divorced and pursues her university education while working, but she never told me what work she did.”

He said they then met on Yas Island for the first time since the nightclub and had sex, after which he left for the United States for three weeks.

“I returned to find that she had gone to the UK, but when she came back, we met on November 18 last year in a bar in Jumeirah, where we had lunch and some alcohol, then headed to a hotel room she had booked and had sex,” he said, adding that it was not for money. The policewoman, however, denied having sex with W M and said that they only sat in the room after the two had eaten and, when they went to take a shower, they were arrested by police.

She said he was too drunk to be able to have sex with her, but told police: “We are in love.”

At Dubai Court of Misdemeanours, both denied charges of having consensual sex outside wedlock and consuming alcohol without a licence.

They also told the court they had married and presented a marriage contract to the presiding judge.

However, the court found them guilty and sentenced them to a suspended year in jail for the sex charge, to be followed by deportation for the man, and fined them Dh2,000 each on the alcohol-consumption charge.

Both appealed but lost as the sentence was upheld.

salamir@thenational.ae