The father of an Irishman facing jail for a sex romp in Dubai has insisted his son is innocent.
Offaly man Conor McRedmond and English woman Becky Blake are to appeal three month jail sentences.
The pair were sentenced at Dubai’s Misdemeanours Court after they were found guilty of having sex in a taxi.
They were also fined a thousand dollars each and will be deported when their sentences are served.
Dad Christy McRedmond has insisted that his son, working as a welder in the Middle East state, is innocent of all charges.
He told the Irish Sun: “I know he is innocent. It’s a laugh. That’s what it is. It’s very bad now. I know he’s innocent.
“He is not locked up. I don’t know what’ll happen but we’ll see.
“The case has been adjourned until January. Conor’s working away there, he was back to work this morning.”
The party-loving pair have denied romping in the taxi but admitted they went on an all-day drinking session in May.
The report says that although there was no DNA evidence to prove they had sex, the court imposed the three-month jail terms.
Solicitor Shaker al-Shammary has vowed to appeal on behalf of the couple.
He said: “This is a very unjust sentence. This ruling should not have been made by the court.
“I believe the judgement was made very hastily and it’s invalid. I also think it’s contrary to law and the rule of evidence, that’s why we will be appealing against it.”