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

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.

  • Greenbug

    There is a popular old Malay / Minang saying, normally heard in West Sumatera areas of Padang and Begkulu and sometimes in Medan and Palembang:
    “Mengharapkan pagar, pagar makan padi…”

    • Sjahdian Siregar

      I thought the saying was “pagar makan tanaman” @Greenbug

  • what.the.@#$%

    An Islamic cleric videotaping a threesome with two local kindergarten teachers and posting it on the internet… Finally a good news story from JG!

  • http://www.socialmediamarketingsystems.net/ Giles Ensor

    Have to agree with you, sumdood. While this guy shows everything that is wrong with his religion, what he has done was private. Presumably, the two kindergarten teachers were having consensual sex as they have not accused him of rape, sexual harassment or sexual coercion, if there is such a thing here. He didn’t post the video himself so he wasn’t promoting porn, and nothing he did was illegal.
    Having said that, the same arguments were used in Ariel’s case and we know what happened to him. Although, being a cleric will probably work in his favour.

  • The Doc

    I recall a lead singer with Peter Pan who was jailed for three years for a similar action.
    So why should this hypocritical clown not get a similar sentence.
    Apply the same rules to him as his religious buddies demanded for Ariel.

  • Fridge Jug

    so suffering from premature ejaculation may actually scores you some brownie points in court? interesting..

  • Alex

    May be the SEX-Tape with clerics was produced in the name of Allah – so no problem. Ariel did it for fun – big problem. That is the logic of indonesian law.

  • Valkyrie1604

    No problem with Ariel’s new name?…..NOAH?

  • Nucheri Jiwu

    After all he is just a simple human being ! Let the religion alone !

  • Gash

    Although it is somewhat amusing, it highlights both the hypocrisy of religion and also the failings in Indonesian law
    I blame the west

    • guest

      You are confusing the issue, it is human being who is hypocrite not religion. Why do you blame anybody else but those who did the ‘crime’?

  • Max Headroom

    …like all those Expat teachers you wrote about and whom you accused of doing just that a couple of days ago? I am sure I don’t need to quote you….or should I?

  • Alex

    May be he did it in the name of Allah… so no punishment will happen!

    • guest

      Please don’t even think of the sacred name in this context.