Dubai jails Indian cabin crew for sexy SMS

DUBAI: Two Emirates Airline cabin crew in Dubai were given three-month jail terms for exchanging sexy text messages, a local daily reported today.

The then-married flight attendant, 42, and her male supervisor, 47, were convicted of “coercion to commit sin,” the National daily reported. It said the pair — both Indian — were earlier sentenced to six months in prison to be followed by deportation, but an appeals court last week reduced the jail time and dropped the expulsion penalty. The court concluded there was not enough evidence to prove that the unidentified pair had actually been sexually involved. The messages were exposed during a divorce battle between the attendant and her husband that began in 2007, the daily said. It said the divorce court had ordered Dubai’s telecommunications company, Etisalat, to produce the text messages after the husband accused his wife of an affair.