Briton Jailed for Gay Sex in Morocco
Scotsman, October 4, 2004
By Katherine Danks, PA News
A 66-year-old British man has been jailed in Morocco for
committing homosexual acts, Consular officials said today.
Kenneth Watson was caught having sex on September 25 with
an 18-year-old Moroccan man and a 16-year-old Moroccan boy, said the British
Embassy in Rabat.
The boy was released but Watson and the second Moroccan
were sentenced to a year in prison by a court in the southern city of
“One of the two boys was released because he was a
minor but the second boy got the same sentence—one year in jail,” a
Homosexuality is illegal in the North African nation but
the area is a popular destination for sex tourists.
The maximum sentence is three years in prison. The age of
consent in Morocco is 18.
The spokesman said Watson—a regular visitor to the
area—was appealing his sentence.