Underaged Thrill Seeker to Pay Hefty Fine for Sex in the Moscow Metro

A Russian youngster will have to pay a fine of $450 for having sex with her boyfriend in a stretch of the Moscow metro system, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta news site reported Tuesday.

The girl was caught after she posted photos of the illicit act online. The Presnensky District Court ruled that the defendant, who was under 18, had violated transport safety rules by having sex with her boyfriend in a part of the metro that is used by regular trains, the report said.

The district court upheld an earlier ruling passed down by a magistrate's court in March, which had been appealed by the girl's lawyers.

The girl's boyfriend, who was said to have initiated the unseemly photo shoot last December, is currently hiding from police. He is said to be a well-known member of Moscow's underground community of thrill seekers, who get their kicks surfing on trains, climbing towering rooftops and prowling the city's network of underground tunnels and passageways, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported.

Following the incident, the Moscow metro carried out safety checks in a bid to prevent future perpetrators from gaining unauthorized access to the subway tracks.

It added that the two lovers would have been picked up if the incident had taken place in a more regularly used part of the metro, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported.

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