(FOX NEWS) - A British woman who pretended to be a man by wearing a prosthetic penis and tricking her blindfolded friend into having sex with her was sentenced Thursday to 6 ½ years in prison.
Gayle Newland, 27, was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault in June after a retrial, the BBC reported. She was initially sentenced to eight years in prison on November 2015 when she was found guilty for the same charges, but the conviction was overturned last year when officials declared the judge handling the case was not fair and balanced.
A close friend claimed Newland tricked her by pretending to be a man named Kye Fortune, who she believed was her boyfriend. Newland and the friend met while they were attending he University of Chester in 2011, The Guardian reported. Newland duped her friend by creating a Facebook page when she was 15 years old to take on the male persona, putting photos of an American man on there to make it more believable.
The friend said in court she was unaware Newland was Fortune because she was always wearing a blindfold when they met. Newland would then wear a strap-on prosthetic penis when they had sex.