Al-Shabaab militants Flee key town as Somali army Advances
The official says Gunter Pischof Albert was engaging in un-Islamic behaviour by making films and pictures of himself having sex with local women. On Thursday a judge ordered him jailed and fined him $10,000. A 23-year-old woman was also sentenced to one year in jail and fined $880.
Police say Albert was a consultant to two international relief agencies.
He was sentenced in the breakaway northern region of Somaliland. Much of Somalia is controlled by Islamist insurgents who carry out regular amputations and executions. But Somaliland is ruled by a democratic government and relatively peaceful.
Sources say that the United States and Turkish forces based in the capital Mogadishu have bombed Al-Shabaab's defensive bases from the air, which forced the militants to flee.