Gayle Newland posed as a man to have sex with her friend.
Gayle Newland posed as a man to have sex with her friend. Supplied

Fake penis woman Gayle Newland jailed for sex assault

A WOMAN who used a fake penis to trick her blindfolded friend into thinking she was having sex with a man has been jailed for six and a half years.

The Sun reports that sobbing Gayle Newland, 27, dropped to the floor of the dock and cried out "No!" as a judge sent her to jail for the second time.

The former private schoolgirl wooed the victim after creating a bogus online persona in an "disturbingly complex and astonishing deception" lasting two years.

She manipulated an emotionally vulnerable student then used a $33 strap-on sex toy to have sex with her between ten and 15 times while posing as a man, a court heard.

Newland was sentenced to eight years' prison for the same crimes in 2015 but was freed on appeal last year.

Last month she screamed "I can't go back to jail" after being convicted at a retrial of three sexual assaults. She was cleared of a fourth count.

Today the judge sentenced her to six years for the assaults, plus another six months for scamming her employer while she was on bail.

Judge David Stockdale QC said: "It is difficult to conceive of a deceit so degrading or damaging to the victim on its discovery."

The judge added: "It was only when your control of her was absolute that you put your deceit to the ultimate test.

"This was a deceit of such subtlety and cunning in its planning, and was a deceit from your point of view so successful in its execution, that an outsider to this case might find the facts difficult to comprehend.

"In this case the truth, the whole truth, is as surprising as it is profoundly disturbing."

Newland looked towards her tearful mum and dad in the public gallery, who blew kisses as she was led to the cells still sobbing in distress.

Fwd: Gayle Newland posed as a man to have sex with her friend.
Fwd: Gayle Newland posed as a man to have sex with her friend. Supplied

Marketing manager Newland seduced her victim online posing as a half-Filipino, half-Latino named Kye Fortune.

Claiming to be self-conscious after treatment for a brain tumour, she used bandages, a woolly hat and a swimsuit to hide her body.

The victim said she was so in love with "Kye" she agreed to wear a blindfold and scarf each time they had sex.

She finally discovered the truth in 2013 when she slipped off the mask and saw Newland wearing the prosthetic penis.

She said: "There was no point until the day I took the blindfold off that I thought for one second that a woman was the person behind this."

Newland's accuser said she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression as a result of the deception.

She said in a victim statement how she went "off the rails" and self-harmed, and felt "dirty" and ashamed. Her ordeal continued through the two trials as she struggled to pass her exams and rebuild her life.

She said: "Gayle has plagued or poisoned my life for four years minimum.

"My youth, personality and vitality have been taken."

Newland, of Willaston, Cheshire, insisted the other woman knew her gender all along and they were taking part in a shared fantasy.

She told the Manchester Crown Court she had created Kye's Facebook profile, using photos and videos of an American man, at the age of 15 because she found it difficult to talk to girls.

But the jury found her guilty after being told she went to extraordinary lengths to dupe her victim and achieve "bizarre sexual satisfaction".

The first conviction at Chester Crown Court in November 2015 was quashed by the Court of Appeal last December after criticism of the judge's summing up.

Mental health experts had blasted the original jail term, saying troubled Newland should not have been locked up and needed psychiatric care.

The fraud conviction can be reported for the first time today after she admitted swindling the internet ad agency where she worked while awaiting her first sex trial.

She created at least ten bogus profiles for bloggers that were paid for promoting clients' products. Newland pocketed at least £9000.

Newland will have to sign the sex offenders register for life and is banned from seeking to befriend anyone using a false identity.

She was also banned from owning a device that can access the internet under the terms of a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.

Her barrister had urged the judge to spare her custody as she has been diagnosed with a range of conditions including anxiety, Asperger's and gender dysphoria.

This article originally appeared in The Sun

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