A MARRIED man who lured a Saudi teenager into his car by posing as a police officer has lost his appeal against a three-year jail sentence.
The 42-year-old Bahraini was convicted by the High Criminal Court of forgery, trespassing and posing as a policeman with the intention of sexually assaulting women.
He obtained a fake ID featuring an Interior Ministry emblem and his picture, which he got laminated at a shop, before ordering a female Saudi teenager into his car on the pretence of checking her passport.
She said she was terrified as he then drove her through Manama, apparently trying to shake off her friends who were following them.
The defendant, who has 12 previous convictions including fraud and molestation, denied the charges.
However, he earlier admitted to prosecutors that he posed as an intelligence officer to pick up women, although he denied planning to rape them.
He lodged an appeal against his conviction at the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court, which yesterday upheld the original verdict.