A British woman was found guilty — again — for using a fake penis to trick her female friend into having sex with her on numerous occasions.


Gayle Newland was first convicted of sexual assault in September 2015 but the conviction was quashed last October and she was released from jail pending a retrial.


On Thursday, the 27-year-old woman was found guilty again when a Manchester crown court determined that the victim was unaware she was sleeping with Newland because of the great lengths she went to hide her real identity.


According to The Guardian, Newland, a creative writing graduate of Chester University, reached out to her friend and fellow classmate in 2011 posing as a man named Kye Fortune.

U.K. woman convicted of pretending to be man for sex

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Gayle Newland was found guilty a second time for tricking her friend into sex by posing as a man.

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After talking back and forth, the woman decided to meet up with Fortune in February 2013 but was told she had to wear a blindfold whenever they hung out.


Authorities said Newland, posing as her alter ego, came up with excuses as to why it was important for the victim to wear a blindfold, including telling the woman that he had been “badly injured and disfigured” and was recovering from a brain tumor operation.


Fortune also told the woman that he had to wear bandages on his chest because of a heart condition.

The British woman will be sentenced next month.

The British woman will be sentenced next month.

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The outlet reported that the victim wore the blindfold several times, including when they would sunbathe together, “watch” movies and go for drives. The woman also had to keep her eyes covered during sex, and Newland would wear a pink prosthetic penis to make it seem like the woman was sleeping with a man.

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The unusual arrangements went on for months, until the victim snatched her blindfold off one night while having sex with Fortune.


Authorities said after the woman discovered that Fortune was actually Newland, she ran out of the home. The two women were caught on surveillance video fighting outside in the street.

Police said Gayle Newland used the fake name Kye Fortune.

Police said Gayle Newland used the fake name Kye Fortune.

(Cheshire Police)


Newland tried committing suicide the night her cover was blown, authorities said, and texted the woman to apologize for lying.


Newland was required to register as a sex offender and will be sentenced on July 20.

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