Share this article Share Barker's two victims were completely taken in and had sexual encounters with the person they variously believed was Lampard, Connor McCormack or Luke Jones. The charge alleges that she pretended to each woman that she suffered from testicular cancer and that they could not therefore handle her penis, in an attempt to induce each to believe that she had a penis.
It alleges she tried to hide her breasts from the women by telling one that she had suffered burns on her back and needed to wear bandages around the chest area. She allegedly told the other that she had suffered a stab wound to the torso which meant she had to wear bandages and clingfilm around the chest.
Brooks, 26, was accused of placing a condom on an object she purported to be her penis and using it to obtain sexual intimacy with both women, which she knew they would not otherwise consent to. The charges, which Brooks denied, were eventually dropped after a witness refused to co-operate. In May last year, Joanna Hayes above was jailed for life after disguising herself in a wig and moustache before shooting dead her daughter-in-law in Snellville, Georgia.
Hayes, 45, killed Heather Strube, 25, while wearing the disguise and was sentenced to 30 years behind bars. In Mexico, Aaron Vera Morales underwent gender altering surgery in a bid to avoid arrest for a minor fraud charge. The year-old was wanted for defrauding a government health agency when he was arrested last June while carrying his new female identity. In Britain, a student who wore a female rubber mask while spying on women in shopping centre toilets escaped jail.
Joel Hardman, 22, also donned a black wig so he could slip into the women's toilets unnoticed at the Bullring in Birmingham. He was caught by a female shopper in April last year. Barker, from Staines, Middlesex, now faces jail after admitting two counts of sexual assault and one of fraud by tricking the girls into relationships.
Prosecutors at Guildford Crown Court told how she reinforced her deception by setting up Facebook profiles for her different personas and even had individual dress styles for them. She wore different hats, hoodies and other baggy clothing to mask her identity, walking and talking like a boy.
Judge Peter Moss told Barker he could not be sure whether she was 'bad and dangerous to know or mad and dangerous to know'. Even at that point she did not realise the boy was actually a female friend. When the net was closing in, Barker deliberately fractured her jaw and tried to blame her 'Luke Jones' alter-ego for attacking her and forcing her to pose as 'Aaron'.
She even tried to claim compensation for her injuries.