An Indonesian woman is reeling after learning her husband of 10 months is actually a woman – despite their frequent ‘sex’.
The 22-year-old woman – identified only as NA – has now filed fraud charges against her estranged spouse.
“I’m still scared. I tremble when I go outside,” the jilted bride was quoted as saying in a report published in local newspaper Tribun News.
According to the site, NA met her spouse — who went by the name Ahnaf Arrafif — last year through dating app Tantan.
Arrafif reportedly claimed to be a New York-trained doctor and the two soon hit it off via text.
The couple met in person in May 2021 after Arrafif traveled to Jambi, NA’s hometown. Arrafif proposed a short time later and they married in July.
NA admitted to being intimate with her spouse during her marriage and said she believes they engaged in penetrative intercourse.
However, she admitted that she was asked “not to look directly at Arrafif’s genitals” and that her “eyes were covered with a cloth” when it got muggy.
NA also claimed Arrafif would only undress with the lights off, so sex took place “in a state of blackout,” reports Suara.com.
While NA’s mother was reportedly charmed by Arrafif before the wedding, she soon became suspicious when it was revealed he didn’t actually have a job.
Arrafif moved in with NA and her mother and immediately started asking for money. In the months that followed, the interfering NA mom became more and more convinced that her “son-in-law” was an imposter. She also began to become skeptical that Arrafif was a man, and she tried to get identification documents.
Finally, last April, she confronted Arrafif and ordered him to strip naked. At this point, Arrafif reportedly admitted to being a woman whose real name was Erayani Arrafif.
NA and her mother contacted the police, and Arrafif was reportedly charged with fraud.
The scammer admitted to police that she used her fingers to fool NA into thinking she was having penetrative sex.
It is currently unclear whether Arrafif will face jail time if convicted of fraud. A court date has not yet been announced.