In September, the scary and sad story of Gayle Newland went public, but the verdict in her case wasn't announced until yesterday. Newland has been sentenced to 8 years in jail for sexual assault, having lured a woman into a physical relationship with her under false pretenses.
Gayle Newland, who posed as a man to dupe her friend into sleeping with her, jailed for eight years by UK court https://t.co/8jlGVIOz9V— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 12, 2015
As The Guardian explained:
Gayle Newland, 25, has admitted creating a fake Facebook profile in order to meet girls, using a photo of a good-looking Asian man she called Kye Fortune. But she denies misleading a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Newman wearing a prosthetic penis after they had intercourse, during which the woman wore a blindfold.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had earlier testified to having willingly worn the blindfold during numerous sexual encounters with someone she believed was Kye Fortune. She said Kye told her he was recovering from a brain tumour and did not want her to see his scars.