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U.K. Woman Faces Charges Of Sexual Assault After Pretending To Be Friend's 'Boyfriend,' Using Strap-On

| by Lauren Briggs

A British woman says that she was shocked when she pulled a blindfold off her eyes and discovered that her boyfriend was actually her female best friend with a strap-on.

Gayle Newland, a 25-year-old from Willaston, England, faces five counts of sexual assault against her former best friend for allegedly pretending to be a man, developing a relationship with the victim online and on the phone, and having sex with her on several occasions, reports Jezebel.

The unnamed woman agreed to wear a blindfold throughout their two-year relationship, because her boyfriend, whom she planned to marry, said he was embarrassed by disfiguring injuries he suffered during a car accident.

One day, during a sexual encounter in a hotel, the woman lifted her blindfold and made a shocking discovery.

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“I just pulled it off," the woman told police, according to the Daily Beast. "Gayle was just standing there. I just couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it.”

Newland allegedly first approached her friend on Facebook, where she pretended to be a half-Filipino/half-Latino man named Kye Fortune.

Fortune allegedly told the complainant that as a result of the car accident, he had developed a brain tumor. He explained that he wore bandages around his chest for his heart monitor and a swimming outfit for circulation. Each time they met, the woman wore a blindfold.

During their last sexual encounter, the alleged victim felt something was amiss, so she removed her blindfold and saw Newland standing in front of her wearing a wool hat, a swimming suit and a prosthetic penis.

“Straight away (Newland) held her hand down over her face and said, ‘It’s not what you think,’” said the complainant.

Newland allegedly explained the lie by comparing it to the movie "17 Again," in which a middle-aged man is transported into his 17-year-old self's body.

Newland's lawyer claims that "Kye Fortune" was a fantasy that the alleged victim knew about, and that her attribution of Fortune's high-pitched voice to his half-Filipino/ half-Latino heritage was a "lazy stereotype" and a "ridiculous excuse."

The complainant acknowledged that she was “probably a bit stupid," and added, “If I thought Kye was a girl, whether it was Gayle or anyone else, I would not have continued seeing him.”

Source: Jezebel, Daily Beast
Photo Credit: MadEmoiselle Sugar/Flickr, Jezebel