- The woman was involved in a 'friends with benefits' relationship with a man
- She wanted more from the relationship and sabotaged her condom supply
- The woman told the man that she had nobbled the condoms and was pregnant
- He reported her to the authorities who convicted her of of sexual assault
A German woman has been jailed for six months after she was convicted of stealing her partner's sperm by poking holes in his condoms.
The woman, who wished to become pregnant, sabotaged her partner's condoms without his permission so she could harvest his genetic material.
The court in western Germany was told that sabotaging a condom ahead of an assignation is known as 'stealthing' and normally involves the man destroying the birth control barrier.
The 39-year-old woman was described in court as being involved in a 'friends with benefits' relationship with a man, 42.
The pair would meet up regularly for regular intimate encounters from the beginning of 2021.
The regional court in Bielefeld said the woman developed deeper feelings for her partner that were not reciprocated by the man who was happy with the casual nature of their relationship.
The court heard that she was unsuccessful in her attempt to get pregnant.
However, the woman sent her partner a message over WhatsApp that she was pregnant and admitted sabotaging the condoms.
He responded by filing criminal charges against her.
The man then pressed criminal charges against her — and the woman later admitted to attempting to manipulate her partner.
According to DW.com, the court was unsure as to what to charge the woman with.
Judge Astrid Salewski said: 'We have written legal history here today.'
Initially, the woman was facing charges of rape but this was later reduced to sexual assault.
Judge Salewski said 'stealing' normally involves men removing or sabotaging their condom during intercourse.
She told the court: 'This provision also applies in the reverse case. The condoms were rendered unusable without the man's knowledge or his consent.
'No means no here as well.'