A married man was arrested for illegally soliciting a prostitute when he went to police to report that a sex worker had stolen $9000 from him during a hot and heavy sexual encounter. Brisbane Magistrates Court in Australia was told Navnish Bansal was eating dinner at the Jatt Flava Indian restaurant, in Fortitude Valley, on September 25 when an attractive woman approached and said: "Are you up for some fun?''
The court was told Bansal, 30, of Moorooka, and his new female acquaintance then chatted and eventually negotiated a price for the proposed sexual tryst. Prosecutor Mark Gorton opened his sentencing submissions by telling the court that the whole sorry saga was an absolute "doozie''. Senior Sergeant Gorton said once the couple had settled on a price they got into Bansal's car and drove to New Farm Park. The court was told that once they parked the car, Bansal removed his jacket and reclined in his driver's side seat.
"This is a doozie. The female person has started performing sexual acts (on Bansal) and at the same time stole approximately $9,000 in cash from (his) jacket,'' Senior Sergeant Gorton said. "The female then got out of the car and ran across the New Farm Park soccer fields.'' Bansal, who was self-represented, told the court he stopped a passer-by to contact police once he had realised the prostitute had taken all of his cash.
He said the reason he had so much cash on him at the time was because he intended to use it to purchase a car the next day. The court was told Bansal was a married man and that the money had come from his wife's bank account. Magistrate Noel Nunan released Bansal on a four-month, $300 good behaviour bond after he pleaded guilty to one count of public soliciting for prostitution. Senior Sergeant Gorton said the woman was later arrested and charged with prostitution and stealing. It is understood Bansal recovered most of the money taken.