4y Jail For Men Who Trick Women Into Bed With Marriage

A new law which would mean prison for men who promise marriage to women in order to have sex before jilting them is being tabled in Indonesia.

Local media report that the new bill states: “A man who has intercourse with a woman who is not his wife with the woman’s consent because of the promise that they will be married, then reneges on that promise because he tricked her, shall be sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison or a maximum of category III fines.”

Under the new law, a man who commits the offence would be jailed for four years and this sentence would be increased to five years if the woman becomes pregnant as a result of the illicit encounter.

The conservative new law comes as part of an overhaul of Indonesia’s criminal code.

Under the reform cohabitation between unmarried couples will also be illegal and could be punished by up to six months in prison.

Under the current law, adultery is illegal but only when a spouse reports their partner to the police.

However, under the new measures, parents and children of alleged adulterers may also report crimes.

The country is expected is expected to vote on the bill and pass it on the 24th of September.


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