A teenage boy from the United Arab Emirates has been sentenced to up to three years in juvenile detention for kissing two girls.
The 15-year-old boy, identified only as “M.A.,” was initially charged with breaking into a house and sexually assaulting two 13-year-old sisters after their father found him there and called the police.
But, an investigation found that the two sisters were both dating him at the time and had let him into the house.
In an earlier hearing, the boy told the court that it was not the first time the girls had invited him inside and willingly kissed him.
That, in turn, prompted authorities to level similar charges at the two girls.
At Sunday’s hearing, the sisters refused to answer the judge’s questions, neither denying nor confessing to the charges.
The court ruled that the boy could be detained until he is 18, but said the sentence could be eased based upon the boy’s “readiness” and whether he is disciplined enough.
The girls on the other hand “were to be delivered to their parents for discipline.”