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Trans man convicted over ‘sex by deception’ after using fake penis to ‘dupe’ girlfriend

Nick Duffy December 16, 2015

A transgender man has been sentenced for obtaining “sex by deception” – for using a fake penis to have sex with his girlfriend without revealing he is trans.

Kyran Lee, of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, narrowly avoided jail this week, while appearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

The court heard previously that Lee, 25, set up a Facebook profile under the name ‘Joey G-Star Crislow’, when he made contact with the victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The pair developed a relationship, and had been dating for three weeks before the incident.

The court heard: “The defendant wore a bodysuit and the lights were off. The offence took place three weeks after they met.

“The defendant gave the victim oral sex. Then with one hand on what she thought to be his penis, he penetrated her. He used a sex toy.”

However, the victim complained to police after discovering Lee was working under his female birth name.

She said: “I was weak and vulnerable. Finding out that Kyran Lee was a female shocked me to my core.”

Lee, who the court heard is awaiting gender surgery, admitted one charge of assault by penetration.

Judge Michael Heath conceded the case was “unusual”, adding: “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.”

However, he added that the victim “only had that intimacy with him because she thought that he was a man”.

He continued: “I accept the whole motivation – however selfish, 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.”

Due to the circumstances, Lee avoided a custodial sentence – and was instead handed a suspended two-year sentence.

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