Gayle Newland, a 25-year-old woman from Willaston, Cheshire, has been sentenced to eight years in jail for tricking her friend into having sex by posing as a man.
For two years, she disguised both her voice and appearance, convincing her friend to wear a blindfold every time they met.
They had about 10 sexual encounters in all — until the time the complainant removed the mask and found that it was her friend Newland, wearing a prosthetic penis.
Judge Roger Dutton called Newland “an intelligent, obsessional, highly manipulative, deceitful, scheming and thoroughly determined young woman.”
Newland tried to argue that they were role playing; that her accuser knew she was in disguise and pretending to be male.
During the trial, she insisted that no blindfold was ever part of the performance, and denied strapping bandages to her chest to conceal her breasts.
The jury didn’t believe the story, and convicted her of three counts of sexual assault.
According to testimony, Newland cooked up a phony Facebook profile with the name “Kye Fortune,” taking on this persona by mimicking a man’s voice when speaking on the phone to her victim.
The reason “Kye Fortune” preferred she wear the blindfold? “He” was highly self-conscious about his looks because he was undergoing brain surgery.
Apparently, the two women spent over 100 hours together.
The complainant would even wear the blindfold while they watched television. Or sunbathed.
Judge Dutton said:
“To successfully pass off a deception of this complexity was a major undertaking, involving dedicated mobile phone lines as well as regular texts from you purporting to be Kye’s relatives. You pursued this course of conduct over a lengthy period, during which you played with her affections, acting entirely for your own sexual satisfaction and choosing to ignore the devastating impact that the eventual discovery of the truth would have on her.”
Newland cried out upon hearing the sentence, and had to be physically restrained by two police officers.
As she was escorted from the classroom, she cried out “Oh my God,” and could be heard screaming.
In the public gallery, friends and family stood in tears, and her father was visibly furious.
Dutton said the defendant had sent a series of emails to the complainant after the mask was removed, apologizing for her indiscretions.
“Your defense,” he said, “was that [the complainant] knew who you were from the outset and that this was just role play. Those apologies were because you knew the game was up and that your cruel deception had been discovered.”
The judge was convinced the psychological component of the case would have a grave and long-lasting effect on the complainant, calling Newland’s actions “a callous breach of the trust that your friend had in you.”
Newland’s disorders were identified in a psychiatric report: social anxiety disorder, a personality disorder, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Her council, Nigel Power QC, argued that all of these were closely linked with issues she had regarding her sexuality.
Her low self-esteem and “blurred gender lines” added to a “very troubling picture”, according to Dutton.
But, in the end, he concluded:
“These offenses are so serious that only an immediate custodial sentence would in any way properly reflect the serious nature of your conduct. As an aspect of mercy, I do not increase the starting point beyond eight years.”
H/t: LGBTQ Nation
Do people have anything better to do?
“As an aspect of mercy, I do not increase the starting point beyond eight years.” Wow. I want to know how many issues the quote unquote victim has. Outrageous sentence because the “victim” is a white straight woman. How many times has this happened to a male celebrity who has been reported in the news being caught with a transgendered prostitute that he thought was a woman. How stupid are you you can’t tell you’re being fucked by a dildo or a strapon; what the hell?! You spend all this intimate time with this other person and you can’t even tell she’s a she? Ridiculous. She’s like a sad extra from IN & OUT. As soon as one of the precious white straight woman is involved it’s like f-ing armageddeon. Urgh Rant done.
Was her name Griner—oh wait, Griner is a man!
Is the complainant going to be put away as well because this bitch is too dumb to function in society.
I can’t believe this even went to trial let along 8 fucking years. Big fucking deal. Is it even possible to be as stupid as the complainant or the judge?
This lady is bat sh!t crazy, but the “victim” is dumber than a bag of rocks
@sportsguy1983: That ain’t no lady.
:::::::::::::Clapping:::::::::::::::: There has got to be some point at which a “Buyer Beware” issue comes into play here.
I’d say eight years is appropriate for sexual assault. However, the victim acted pretty irresponsible as well.
Spurious prosecution and ridiculous sentence. It is the “victim” who is crazy.
Remember life before Facebook? Did all these bat shit crazy people just read stay home and watch TV?
It’s a tricky one but I’d say that the crime committed is one of deception, not sexual assault. The victim consented on many occasions to ‘heterosexual’ intercourse and technically that’s what she got. She expected a penis in her vagina. Newland didn’t force the victim to engage in any sexual activities that either party would consider to be ‘lesbian’ such as oral sex or mutual masturbation involving their female genitals etc. I have to say I’m somewhat suspicious of this supposed victim who had repeated sexual encounters that she admitted to enjoying until she discovered Newland was female and then cried assault. Feels rather homophobic to me. All rather worrying and as the writer above says, best watch out if you fake your orgasms or use those chicken fillet things in your bra. And never tell anyone you’re going to give them the best fuck of their life. It could be seen as false advertising…..
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