Johannesburg - A South African woman was jailed for three months in the United Arab Emirates on Monday after being convicted on a sex charge, East Coast Radio Newswatch reported.
Roxanne Hillier, 22, had been living and working in a dive centre in Khorfakkan in the Emirate of Sharjah since last November.
Police raided the centre about two weeks ago, arresting Roxanne and her boss on sex-related charges.
On Monday (today), she was found guilty of being alone in the same room with a man, and of sex out of wedlock.
Tests show no signs of sex
That is despite medical tests which showed no sign of sex, and despite not even being in the same room as her boss at the time of their arrest.
Roxanne's father Freddy told Newswatch Hillier was denied bail throughout.
"(In court) she was asked three questions: 'Did after you have sex with the co-accused?'
She answered 'no'. 'Were you in a room alone with him?' She answered 'no'. 'Are you married?' She answered 'no'," Hillier said.
"Then the lawyer had his bit to say, saying that they had no factual or medical evidence at all. That was the end of the court case.
"Today they basically came in and they have been found guilty. She has been sentenced to three months imprisonment with deportation."
Hillier said his daughter would appeal against the conviction.
Roxanne's boss, a local citizen, received a six-month sentence. - SAPA
SIDENOTE: Someone please remind me what year and century it is!