To be honest I cracked a chubby thinking of how this went down.
A 25-year-old woman who was allegedly assaulted by a female friend using a prosthetic penis today told a court she would have 'preferred' to have been raped by a man.
Gayle Newland, 25, is said to have befriended the alleged victim by posing on Facebook as a man named 'Kye Fortune'. The couple grew close and later had sex in hotels in Chester, Cheshire.
Newland allegedly bound her chest and wore a woolly hat and swimsuit to disguise her appearance, telling the woman he was self-conscious about 'his' appearance after hospital treatment.
The alleged victim today told Chester Crown Court she felt 'sickened' when she realised her boyfriend was in fact Newland.
The two women, both then students at the University of Chester, became friends at around the same time the alleged victim had met Kye, the court heard.
Her pre-recorded video interview and witness impact statement were played to the court and she appeared via videolink to answer questions from Judge Roger Dutton.
Newland set up a Facebook profile under the alias and sent the alleged victim a friend request in 2011, telling her that he knew of her through a mutual friend, the court heard yesterday.
As their relationship developed, the alleged victim made a number of requests to meet in person, but each was met by Kye with 'repeated excuses'.
And during their telephone conversations, Kye is said to have dismissed his high-pitched voice as a result of his Filipino heritage.
When the couple finally met at The Dene Hotel, Chester, on February 22, 2013, Newland, posing as Kye, is said to have insisted the alleged victim wore a blindfold, claiming he was insecure about his appearance following an accident.
The two then had sex, with Newland using a prosthetic penis without the alleged victim's knowledge, it was heard yesterday.
The prosecution said that 'at no time' did the woman consent to sex with the use of a prosthetic and in so doing, 'the defendant sexually assaulted' her.
The alleged victim later met 'him' at her flat on June 30 and the couple had sex again but this time she became suspicious and removed her blindfold for the first time.
Newland, of Cheshire, denies five counts of sexual assault which are alleged to have taken place between February and June, 2013, when they were both students at the University of Chester.
Today the victim admitted 'Kye's' behaviour had been 'strange' but said she was made to feel insecure by him and so was grateful to meet up and happy to wear a blindfold. She said: 'Something hadn't felt right that time that he came round. I was sat on the bed and something told me to pull my blindfold off.'
When the alleged victim removed the blindfold she saw Newland. 'She pulled her hat down over her face and said 'it's not what you think',' she told the court.
The woman said she now feels like 'Kye' has died.