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Canadian tourist arrested in Morocco over alleged gay sex with local man

Canadian tourist arrested in Morocco over alleged gay sex with local man

Two men are being held in custody in a Moroccan jail after they were charged with allegedly engaging in sex acts with each other.

According to the Al Sabah newspaper the Agadir public prosecutor’s office has charged an unnamed 35-year-old Canadian tourist and a security guard at the resort he was staying at after the security guard made an alleged false rape allegation to police.

According to the newspaper the 25-year-old security guard made the allegation after panicking that photos and videos that the Canadian man had taken while they were having sex together would end up on the internet.

However that seems to have backfired as when the police raided the Canadian man’s hotel room they found an iPad tablet with memory cards and flash drives containing pornographic videos and photos.

When the Canadian man was questioned he admitted to having consensual sex with the security guard and both men were then charged.

The men were expected to appear before a judge on Thursday where the local man will also face the additional charge of making a false statement to police.

Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco and can be punished with anything from 6 months to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 120 to 1200 dirhams ($US12 to $US1200).

The law has been sporadically enforced in the past however the Moroccan Government is cracking down on what it sees as sex tourism by foreign nationals who come to visit the North African nation.

In October of last year a British man was arrested and sentenced to four months for arranging to meet with a local man for sex but was released after less than a week after a public campaign to have him freed.

There is no suggestion in either case that any money was exchanged for sex.