In Court, a 50-year old woman received a sitt month prison term and fined €1,000 after being found guilty of loitering for prostitution and with threatening and insulting a female Police sergeant whom she alleged tried to touch her.
Josephine Grixti, together with her partner, 26-year old Clayton Fenech, were originally accused of attacking and stealing from their neighbour in Testaferrata Street, Gzira on July 21 at 1.00 in the morning.
The neighbour Robert Thomas Owen testified that when he was returning home, Grixti asked him for a cigarette. He gave her the cigarette, and said that she then offered to have sex with her. When he refused she asked him for money and while still refusing, Fenech approached them and started threatening him. He reported the case to the Police.
Police sergeant Donna Frendo testified that when she went to Marsa to arrest Grixti, the accused did not obey her orders and told her that she would undress her of the uniform while claiming that in the past the sergeant tried to touch her.
Magistrate Doreen Clarke concluded that she could not find the couple guilty of the July incident because evidence showed that the incident did not happen in Testaferrata Street, Ta’ Xbiex but in Sir Ugo Mifsud Street, Gżira. But Grixti was guilty of loitering for prostitution as the charge was that this occurred in Ta’ Xbiex and in other zones.
Clayton Fenech was acquitted of all charges.