Woman posed as boy for sexual intimacy with girls

Christine Wilson outside the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday. Picture: Neil Hanna
Christine Wilson outside the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday. Picture: Neil Hanna
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A WOMAN has admitted obtaining sexual favours from teenage girls by pretending to be a boy.

Christine Wilson, 25, had been confused about her sexuality since childhood and acted and presented herself as a male, a court heard.

One of her victims thought she had lost her virginity to Wilson, only to discover that it had not been true sexual intercourse.

Wilson had dissuaded a second victim from touching her intimately, stating: “I’m a giver, not a taker.”

Wilson, of Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to two charges of obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud. She will be sentenced next month. She was put on the sex offenders’ register.

The High Court in Edinburgh was told that, by her own admission, Wilson had experienced confusion about her sexuality and had presented as a boy. Currently, she lived with a female partner and was unemployed. She was now on a gender reassignment programme.

The advocate-depute, Jane Farquharson, said Wilson was 21 but pretended to be 17 when she met a 15-year-old girl through a mutual friend. Like the girl, her parents and brother believed Wilson to be a boy and their relationship became physical.

There had been rumours that Wilson was female, but the girl refused to believe it until someone sent her a copy of Wilson’s passport. Ms Farquharson said: “When faced with the reality of her situation, she cried and said she felt dirty. She confronted the accused who at first denied she was female.”

The second girl was also 15, although she told Wilson she was 16. Wilson was 23.

Wilson had confessed to the police and showed remorse at the end of the interview, the court heard.