Tayside and Central Scotland

Woman 'deceived females into sex'

A 25-year-old woman has appeared in court accused of tricking two women into sexual contact - by pretending to be a man.

Samantha Brooks is alleged to have kept up the pretence with one of her alleged victims for a period lasting six years.

Ms Brooks made no plea or declaration when she appeared in private at Perth Sheriff Court to face two charges of obtaining sex by fraud.

She was remanded in custody and the case was continued until a later date.

It is alleged that on various occasions between 1 January 2004 and 31 December last year she obtained sexual relations by fraud at an address in Bridge of Earn, Perthshire.

Second woman

She is charged with pretending to one young woman - who cannot be named for legal reasons - that she was a man called Lee Brooks.

Ms Brooks, from West Drayton in Middlesex, is then alleged to have induced the woman to consent repeatedly to sexual contact.

A second charge alleges that between 15 and 20 September this year, at an address in Perth, she duped a second woman into having sexual relations with her.

Ms Brooks is accused of again pretending to be a man, before persuading the woman to consent repeatedly to sexual contact.

She was was remanded in custody to Cornton Vale prison.

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