Egyptian couple arrested for creating ‘spouse swapping’ Facebook page
London: Egyptian security forces have arrested a married couple who created a Facebook page for spouse swapping.
The husband, an accountant, and his wife, a nursery principal, got the idea after seeing a similar page set up by a Qatari man six months ago.
Police officials received information that several couples had become members of the Facebook page, which appeared to organise swaps for married couples, The Daily Mail reports.
The under cover officials sent a man and woman pretending they would be interested in a get-together to infiltrate their group, and later arrested the couple.
According to the paper, in a separate case in 2009, a Cairo court sentenced a man to seven years and his wife to three for setting up a swingers` club.
A controversial 1961 Egyptian law allows suspects to be prosecuted for prostitution even if no money was exchanged.