The Court decides that although Alterina has falsified his documents as charged by the Prosecutor, however considering that this was done merely for his interest and did not inflict loss on other people, therefore the Court has not regard it as a Crime.
The case began on 1 October 2009 when Bernard Hadipuspito dan Grace Maria reported Alterina to the Jakarta Police for marrying their daughter Jane (23) in Las Vegas, U.S.A, on September 2009. Bernard, CEO of Binus University Jakarta, claimed that Alterina is a female therefore cannot marry their daughter. He alleged that Alterina has falsified his identity. As a result of this report Alterina was detained by the Police from 30 April until 31 May 2010.
The Court trials revealed that according to his birth certificate, Alterina was born as a baby girl in Jayapura, Papua on 1 November 1977. At the age of 7, male genitalia began to develop, followed by breasts.later on.
In 2006, Alterina went to a hospital in Canada to remove of the breasts.
And in 2009, the Public Registrar office in Jayapura legalized Alterina's status as a male.
The Court made it's decision after its all-male-judges closely observed that Alterina has a small penis, but no vagina.
In reaction to the above Court Verdict, the Prosecutor has stated its plan to file an appeal against it.
- Court Declares Alterina Male on Eyewitness Testimony (The Jakarta Globe)
- Pengadilan Lepaskan Alter Dari Segala Tuntutan (Hukumonline)
- Alterina Lelaki Sejati Dibebaskan PN Jaksel (Warta Kota)
Photo : Courtesy of The Jakarta Globe.