Sunday 23 July 2017

Woman led double life as boy to seduce girls

Donna Bowater in London

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman is facing jail after leading a double life as a boy to trick two schoolgirls into having sexual relationships.

Gemma Barker invented three alter egos to target two friends, aged 15 and 16, on the social networking site Facebook after finding out their "ideal boy", before posing as the characters. She disguised herself using loose clothing and hats.

When the complex ruse seemed to be unravelling, Barker even injured herself and blamed one of her fictional personalities.

Guildford Crown Court was told how she pretended to be three boys -- Aaron Lampard, Connor McCormack and Luke Jones. A 16-year-old girl believed she was in a relationship with "Aaron", while her friend had been introduced to "Connor".

It was only when the younger girl suspected Connor of being Aaron after the pair had been kissing that she called police. Barker had also kissed the younger girl as Luke Jones.

Police arrested "Aaron" on suspicion of sexual assault but when they asked him to change clothes in the custody suite they realised they had arrested a woman. Barker is due to be sentenced on March 2.

Irish Independent

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