Saudi Man Given 500 Lashes for Having Sex With Vacuum Cleaner

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Police officers in the district of Al-Mansuriyya have arrested a man accused of having sex with his vacuum cleaner, reports the Riyadh Daily.

The man was caught in action by his wife before she reported her husband to authorities.

“After years of loyalty, this is how this miscreant treats me,” she told local reporters. “I feel used, I feel dirty,” she added.

According to Islamic law adultery is a crime punishable by death, usually performed by stoning the person to death, experts believe the man’s condemnation is a light one.

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The suspect has denied any wrong doing and blames his wife for inventing the whole affair of which he could face prison and lashes for adultery.

“Due to the peculiar nature of this crime, in which the accused performed sex with a home appliance and not with an animal or a human being, the judge has decided to give him a lighter sentence than usual for this crime” admits legal expert and Middle East specialist, Hakem Bin Ali. “Two years in prison and 500 lashes is more than acceptable for the region,” he acknowledges.

Pleading his innocence

The man accused of adultery strongly maintained his innocence before the court.

“We were unable to identify if the suspect performed any sexual act with his vacuum cleaner,” Saeed Bin Saleh, the spokesperson for police, said. “He was arrested and is held in custody pending further investigations,” he told reporters.

The case could be a first one for Saudi law as nothing in Islamic law is stated about sexual acts performed onto home appliances but the accusation still applies as an act of adultery, believe experts.

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