Indonesia's Sex Tape Islamic Cleric Charged With Violating Anti-Porn Law i

By : Jakarta Globe | on 13:05 PM March 18, 2014
Category : News, Crime

Bogor. A prominent Islamic cleric sacked after a videotaped threesome with two school teachers surfaced online was charged on Tuesday with violating Indonesia's controversial anti-pornography law, police said.

Saiful Sardi Jayadi, a former member of the Bogor chapter of the Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI Bogor), admitted to starring in the sex tape, telling police that he recorded the three-way with two local school teachers for his personal collection, Adj. Sr. Comr. Sony Mulvianto, of the Bogor Police, said on Tuesday. The video was shot in 2011, but only recently appeared online, the police officer added.

"Based on the investigation of S.S., police increased his status from witness to suspect," Sony said. "The suspect did it in a hotel in Bogor."

The grainy video, titled "2 PNS Hebohkan Puncak" (Two Civil Servants Create a Stir Puncak), surfaced online last week and was widely shared on file hosting sites like 4Shared and Mediafire before it was taken down. Saiful, chair of the Nurul Iksan Islamic boarding school, was dismissed by the MUI Bogor last Thursday amid public outcry over the supposedly respectable Islamic cleric's less-than-virtuous after-hours activities.

The Bogor Police are still investigating how the video appeared online and have questioned eight suspects so far, including the two women who appeared in the video. The women, both allegedly kindergarten teachers, may be fired by the Cisarua subdistrict education agency.

Agency head Aas Turmika plans to file an official request for the teachers' dismissal.

"We recommended they be fired because of so many complaints from parents who feel concerned over what the teachers did," Aas said.

Concerned by alleged calls for violent retaliation by local residents, police stationed officers outside the disgraced cleric's home on Tuesday. The officers will guard Saiful's residence until the threat dissipates, Sony said.

“Police have assigned some officers at the suspect’s house following information that there would be an attack by residents,” he said.

Saiful faces up to 12 years in prison under Indonesia's vague anti-pornography law, which criminalizes representations of everything from sensual kissing to full-on intercourse. Sex videos are allowed, as long as they are for personal use, under the law.

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