An Indonesian woman shakes after learning that her husband has actually been a woman for 10 months – despite the fact that they often “had sex”.
The 22-year-old wife – identified only as NA – has now filed charges against her estranged spouse for the fraud.
“I’m still scared. I’m shaking when I go out,” the desperate bride was quoted as saying in a report published in the local outlet. Tribune news.
According to the website, NA first met her spouse – who went by the name Ahnaf Arrafif – on the dating app Tantan last year.
Arrafif allegedly claimed to be a doctor trained in New York, and the two quickly struck out via a message.
The couple met in person in May 2021 after Arrafif traveled to NA’s hometown of Jambi. Arraffif got engaged shortly afterwards, and they forged ties in July.
NA admitted to having been intimate with her spouse during their marriage and said she thought they had participated in penetrating intercourse.
She admitted, however, that she was asked “not to look directly at Arrafif’s genitals” and that her “eyes were covered with a cloth” every time things got steamy.
NA also claimed that Arrafif would only be naked with the light off, so sex was “in a state of blackout” Suara.com reports.
While NA’s mother was reportedly charmed by Arrafif before the marriage, she quickly became suspicious as it appeared he did not actually have a job.
Arrafif moved in with NA and her mother and promptly began asking for money. In the ensuing months, NA’s mixed mother became more and more convinced that her “son-in-law” was a fraud. She also began to become skeptical that Arrafif was a man, and she tried to obtain identification documents.
In April last year, she finally confronted Arrafif and ordered him to dress naked. At the time, Arrafif is said to have admitted to being a woman who was actually named Erayani Arrafif.
NA and her mother contacted police, and Arrafif has reportedly been charged with fraud.
The scammer admitted to police that they tricked NA into believing she was having penetrative sex using fingers.
It is currently unclear whether Arrafif is likely to risk jail time if convicted of the fraud. A trial date has not yet been announced.