1. Woman who wore a prosthetic penis to trick girlfriend into having sex found guilty of sexual assault.
A 27-year-old woman in the UK has been found guilty of sexual assault after using a plastic penis to trick her online girlfriend into believing she was a man when they met in person.
Gayle Newland from Willaston, Cheshire faced the Manchester Crown Court yesterday and was reportedly sentenced to six and a half years in prison, with Judge David Stockdale commenting she had shown “an extraordinary degree of cunning and a chilling desire to manipulate”.
Newland had been posing as a male online and talking to her girlfriend – or unknowing victim – over a two year period. The court heard Newland created a “distrurbingly complex” persona to fulfill her “bizarre sexual satisfaction”, The Telegraph reports.
When the pair met in person – which happened on 15 separate occasions – Newland convinced the complainant to wear a blindfold. She then used a prosthetic penis to have sex with the victim, who told the court: “she has created a prison for the joyful persona I once had”.
Judge Stockdale said the deceit was “degrading” and “damaging” to the victim, telling Newland: “Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. The truth, the whole truth, here is as surprising as it is profoundly disturbing”.
Newland was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, and was also jailed for defrauding her employer of £9,000 (AU$14,671) by creating fictional social media accounts.
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2. NSW mother who allegedly killed her toddler claims she ‘talked to aliens’ and feared the “wolfman”.
The trial of a mother accused of murdering her young daughter continues, with the NSW court previously hearing she had talked about sacrificing a child to “wolfman” and wanted to be taken home by aliens, AAP reports.
The accused woman, 44, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty to murdering her toddler between Christmas 2000 and Christmas 2001.
The prosecution argues the girl was born in 1999 and hasn’t been seen since Christmas the following year.
The Newcastle Supreme Court trial previously heard the mother talked of sacrificing a child to a “wolfman”.
Witness Michelle Hanlon said the woman talked about a wolfman who was after her and on one occasion disappeared for three days after taking the hallucinogenic drug LSD.
When she returned she was dishevelled and told Ms Hanlon she had walked through bushland to get to the top of a cliff to wait for aliens.
The accused woman claimed she had to go to the top of a hill to be taken home by aliens but, if the wolfman got there at the same time, she would have to sacrifice the child by slitting her throat.
If the wolfman didn’t show up the mother and her daughter could both go home with the aliens, her friend said in court.