#1

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184539/The-girl-boys-I-idea-boyfriend-girl.html

I think it was an odd thing to do, to pretend to be a guy and obviously quite upsetting for the girls who believed they had boyfriends. Gemma Barker obviously has some psychological problems, however, I find her sentence to be a bit harsh. Actually, I find it a bit odd that she was sentenced at all. I don't think that it is a crime to pretend to be a man? I wonder where this leaves transsexuals who haven't fully had a sex change and are living their lives as a man or a woman and who may not tell potential partners. So, what do the people of AH think?

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Sonics2k Registered User
#2

What was the actual crime?

#3

Medusa22
I find her sentence to be a bit harsh. Actually, I find it a bit odd that she was sentenced at all.


The crime is only mentioned in the caption of the photo:
Barker admitted two counts of sexual assault and fraud at Guildford Crown Court

Laika1986 Registered User
#4

I'm hugely confused ted

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Hande hoche! Registered User
#5

She seems like a crafty one.

#6

Medusa22 said:
I don't think that it is a crime to pretend to be a man? I wonder where this leaves transsexuals who haven't fully had a sex change and are living their lives as a man or a woman and who may not tell potential partners. So, what do the people of AH think?


One of the girls was a minor and there is the issue of consent. I believe it can be considered conditional in law.

There was a male to female transgender on here before saying they wouldn't tell the man until sex IIRC

#7

Is it sexual assault because one girl was 15 or because Barker pretended to be a man? I think it was consensual but maybe the issue of consent is a bit ambiguous because she didn't know who she was really consenting with.

Tombi! Moderator
#8

Probably touching their boobs or something. There was a case of it a few years ago with a woman pretending to be a teen boy and did the same and was charged with it.

#9

Barker admitted two counts of sexual assault and fraud at Guildford Crown Court


She didnt just pretend to be a man. She deceived someone into thinking she was a man and then performed certain sexual actions on her without her consent as far as I can make out.

Mr.Crinklewood Registered User
#10

Laika1986 said:
I'm hugely confused ted


Your confused and are asking a talking teddybear for help.

You're ****ed.

Hande hoche! Registered User
#11

Also disappointing lack of photos of her in drag.

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#12

At least shes out of the closet now

#13

The comments are gas.

I think she overdosed on blue smarties

A Primal Nut Registered User
#14

Gummy Panda said:
One of the girls was a minor and there is the issue of consent. I believe it can be considered conditional in law.

There was a male to female transgender on here before saying they wouldn't tell the man until sex IIRC


It's disgraceful and deception of the highest order; basically duping someone into have sex with them. It's right that it's a criminal offence. I would imagine most men would be too embarrassed to come forward if it happened them, though.

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#15

BBC Story
Impersonating a male is almost completely irrelevant here, a 20yo using a fake identity pretended to be 16 and had sexual encounters with children.

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