Girl Fakes Being a Boy on Facebook To Get Jiggy With Friends

By Sam Gibbs on at

What have the three boys, Aaron Lampard, Connor McCormack and Luke Jones got in common? They’re actually all just one girl; masquerading as a bloke to get a little touchy-feely with two teenage girls she was friends with in real life.

In a truly bizarre tale, the 19-year-old Gemma Barker set up several Facebook profiles in the image of her three male alter egos, and fooled her friends into thinking she was a boy, wearing baggy clothes and hoodies.

Apparently she was so convincing that police had no idea she was not male until they get got her to change clothes in her cell. Barker, who her lawyer says is autistic, was found guilty of sexual assault and fraud at Guildford crown court yesterday, when the full torrid tale of her seduction of two girls, 15 and 16 years old respectively, was revealed.

According to her lawyer, Barker had changed her identity to “become the boy one of her friends wanted”. Judge Peter Moss who presided over the case said he wasn’t sure whether Barker was “bad and dangerous to know or mad and dangerous to know."

It’s the 21st century; there have got to be better ways for girls to meet girls than pretending to be a bloke. It reminds me a lot of the film Boys Don’t Cry where Hilary Swank portrayed a pretty convincing bloke while dating women (shown above). Still, when she gets out maybe she’ll find a job in Mission Impossible-style face mask-equipped espionage, given her convincing deception. [Metro]