A German woman has been jailed after she poked holes in her partner’s condoms in an attempt to get pregnant.
A court in Germany found the woman guilty of sexual assault and handed her a six-month suspended sentence for purposefully damaging the protection pieces, DW reported.
“We have written legal history here today,” Judge Astrid Salewski reportedly told the court after reading about “stealthing” and reviewing case law.
Stealthing is typically when a person removes a condom during sex without the consent of their partner.
The 39-year-old woman, who remains unidentified, was reportedly in a “friends with benefits” relationship with the victim since 2021 after the two met online.
However, the woman developed stronger feelings for her lover but also knew he didn’t wish for a deeper relationship.
That’s when she came up with the plan to poke holes in condoms he kept on his nightstand in hopes he would get her pregnant.
Despite never actually becoming pregnant, the woman told her partner she was, and also admitted to tampering with his condoms, according to DW. The man then reportedly pressed charges against the woman.
While prosecutors and the court agreed that a crime had been committed in this case, they were initially undecided on what charges to levy against the woman.
While reviewing case law, the judge decided a charge of sexual assault was fitting, after reading about the crime of “stealthing”.
“The condoms were rendered unusable without the man’s knowledge or his consent,” Judge Salewski declared. “No means no here as well.”