A teenage girl posed as an adolescent male to have relationships
with heterosexual girlfriends, a court has heard.
According to the Daily Mail, 19 year-old Gemma Barker created
false alter egos to attract her 15 and 16-year-old victims.
She wore boy's clothes and deepened her voice, before setting-up
profiles on social networking site Facebook for each of her three
fake identities - Aaron Lampard, Connor McCormack and Luke
Her true identity only surfaced when she was arrested - as a male
- on suspicion of sexual assault.
Now, Barker, from Middlesex, faces jail after admitting two counts
of sexual assault and one of fraud by tricking the girls into
Prosecutor Ruby Selva told the court: "The defendant was 19 years
old when she befriended her victims, who were 16 and 15 years
"Having befriended them she disguised herself as various
16-year-old boys for the sole purpose of having sexual
relationships with them.
"Neither had any idea it was Miss Barker - their friend. If either
of them had known of the deceit, that the boy they were having a
relationship with was Miss Barker, they would not have consented to
Judge Moss said her case involved "fairly lengthy and convoluted
deception" of everybody around Barker.
She will be sentenced on 2 March.