Rabat - Police in Agadir (546 km south of Rabat) arrested earlier this week two men, including a Canadian national, on grounds of debauchery and homosexual conduct.
Rabat – Police in Agadir (546 km south of Rabat) arrested earlier this week two men, including a Canadian national, on grounds of debauchery and homosexual conduct.
According to Al Sabah daily newspaper, it all started when a 25-year-old Moroccan man, who works as a security agent at a tourist resort, appeared before Agadir’s public prosecutor to file a rape complaint against the 35-year-old Canadian national.
The same source said the Moroccan man wanted to use the rape complaint as a cover to send the Canadian tourist to prison. The latter feared that the Canadian will share intimate pictures and videos of them engaging in homosexual behavior on the internet.
Based on the complaint filed by the security agent, the authorities raided the Canadian’s hotel room and confiscated an IPad Tablet, memory cards and flash drives containing pornographic videos and photos.
The Moroccan’s effort to shore up the cover-up backfired, as his Canadian “lover” confessed to the authorities that he “willingly” had sex with the complainant.
The pair is reportedly remanded in custody pending trial. The defendants are expected to appear before the investigating judge on Thursday on grounds of homosexual conduct and false statements.
Homosexuality and any sexual relations outside marriage are against the law in Morocco. Although homosexuality is legal in the West, it is not in Morocco. The Moroccan government is cracking down on tourists who come to Morocco with the sole purpose of engaging in sexual relationships.