NewsCrime World

No jail for woman who used fake penis and body suit to have sex with single mum

Kyran Lee formally Fiona Manson  (Pic: Facebook)
Kyran Lee formally Fiona Manson (Pic: Facebook)

A woman who wore a body suit and used a fake penis when having sex with a single mother she met on online has avoided jail.

Fiona Manson, 25, who Lincoln Crown Court was told is now known as Kyran Lee and is awaiting gender reassignment surgery, assumed the identity of a "good looking, muscular young man" on the internet called Joey G-Star Crislow.

The defendant started seeing the single mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and the pair texted frequently and had phone sex.

But after their relationship developed, the pair ended up in bed together and had sex with the defendant remaining fully clothed and using a sex toy, the court heard.

Prosecuting, Sarah Knight said: "He told her all the things she wanted to hear: how much he loved her and how good she was with her boy."

The court heard that the defendant started to sleep over at the victim's house and stayed dressed whenever they were in bed together.

On one occasion, the pair had sex, with the victim describing it as "normal".

But the defendant's true identity was revealed when he was found to be working at a McDonald's restaurant under his birth name.

The victim then complained to the police and Lee was charged.

Reading a statement to the court, the victim said: "I was weak and vulnerable.

"Finding out that Kyran Lee was a female shocked me to my core."

She added that she would struggle to be intimate with men again after the attack.

Mitigating, David Stanton said the victim had wanted to consummate the relationship and had given Lee an ultimatum.

He said: "The option was no relationship or obtain a prosthetic.

"The act of sexual intimacy was not motivated by an attempt to gain pleasure but to avoid rejection and relationship breakdown."

He added Lee had been "tormented within herself for many years" about gender and has always had a "tomboyish streak in her".

Lee, of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, had previously admitted assault by penetration between September 10 and October 15, 2012.

Sentencing Lee to two years in prison suspended for two years, Judge Michael Heath said this was an "unusual case".

He said: "The defendant sent pictures of a good-looking, muscular, young man, he sent toys to her children, said he loved her and understandably she wanted to meet him.

Addressing the assault, the judge said: "She only had that intimacy with him because she thought that he was a man."

The judge said the victim has suffered from "immeasurable emotional harm" from Lee's "sustained deceit".

He added: "I accept the whole motivation - however selfish, and though it was dreadful and deceitful - was to have a relationship. Not a physical one, but a relationship with a woman as a man.

"The defendant did not enter subterfuge to gain sexual gratification or activity with a woman."

He added that had that been the motive, he would have not "hesitated" in imposing an immediate prison sentence.

Last month at Chester Crown Court, Gayle Newland was jailed for eight years after impersonating a man to trick her female friend into sex in a "complex" and "bizarre" two-year deception.

Newland, 25, of Willaston, Cheshire, claimed her accuser knew she was a man.

But addressing Newland at sentencing, Judge Roger Dutton said she acted "entirely for your own sexual satisfaction and choosing to ignore the devastating impact that the eventual discovery of the truth would have on her".