|Suwarti with her passport showing her as a woman|
(Scroll down for video) A woman pretended to be a man so she can marry another woman as being gay is still taboo is Indonesia.
The woman who was identified as Suwarti, was arrested after “his” wife discovered that he lied about who he is, police said.
40-year-old Suwarti dressed as a man who went by the name Muhamad Efendi Saputra, and said that he was a police officer.
She dated a woman named Heniyati, 25, for a few months, before the couple tied the knot in a ceremony in Java.
However, a few months after they got married, the wife found a passport, showing that her husband was really a woman.
The horrified wife called police.
According to chief detective Muhamad Kariri, Suwarti admitted to the deception and is now facing up to 7 years in prison for charges including falsifying marriage documents and fraud.
Suwarti, who has a 17-year-old child from her previous marriage, admitted that he did not invite his family to the wedding. Instead, he paid people to be at the wedding so that his wife does not find out the truth.