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A schoolgirl victim of 20-year-old boyfriend impostor Gemma Barker has spoken for the first time about her ordeal. In March this year Barker was jailed for two-and-a-half years after she dressed as a boy to deceive a string a teenage girls into going on dates with her.
The victims, aged 15 and 16, believed they had found the perfect boyfriends in Connor McCormack and Aaron Lampard - who they believed were their age. Guildford Crown Court heard how Barker, 20, duped the girls, their parents and police by wearing baggy clothes, hats and speaking in a deeper voice.
Even when one of her alter egos was arrested, it wasn’t until police gave her a male strip search that they realised ‘he’ was in fact a girl. Aaron and Connor were ‘born’ in 2009 when Barker created fake Facebook profiles with which to lure her teenage friends on dates