Two Saudi men asked their younger friend to have a ride in the car with them then took him to a deserted area, stripped him off by force and raped him.
They then filmed the rape to scare him against reporting the incident. But the 17-year-old boy went straight to the Gulf country’s feared religious police and reported the two, who were later arrested.
The boy told members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that he got into the car because he trusted the two as his friends and neighbours in the western town of Taif.
“He said that they took him to a deserted area, where they forced him to strip off before taking turns in raping him,” Sharq Arabic language daily said.
“One of them then filmed the boy while being raped by the other and warned him against reporting the incident or they will publicize the picture.”
The paper said a court in Taif sentenced one to three years in jail and 500 lashes and fined him SR1,000. The other was sentenced to 18 months in prison and 250 lashes and fined SR5,000.
“The sentences were for photographing, threatening and extorting the boy….the two will stand trial at another court on rape charges.”