The Criminal Court in Makkah sentenced a 30-year-old man to three years in prison and 300 lashes for attempting to sexually assault a girl. The man got acquainted with the girl through a well-known website that sells cats.
It all started when the man contacted the girl through the website where she displayed her cat for sale. The man contacted her to buy the cat and told her that he could also work as her driver using his private car, the Makkah newspaper reported.
On the day of the incident, the girl contacted him to give her a ride from Makkah to Jeddah, accompanied by one of her friends. The girls claimed that the man diverted from the main road to a deserted road claiming it was a shortcut.
She told the court that he attempted to rape one of them. The man denied the charge and claimed that the girl offered herself to him for SR4,000.
Police retrieved bits of conversations between the alleged rapist and the girl from a mobile device belonging to the man. He was heard asking her to go out with him and to bring her friends with her for the agreed amount. The man expressed his willingness to pay them if they agreed to go out with him to a private place.
The statements given by the two girls to the investigators matched while the man tensed up during interrogation. He yelled at the officers and asked for his lawyer.
Source Credit: Saudi Gazette