A woman had a two-year sexual relationship with a female victim whom she pretended to be a man, a court learned.
The complainant twice had sex with Blade Silvano after they metLots of fish, they said.
She even planned to marry the 40-year-old until she found out her partner was actually a woman.
Cambridge Crown Court heard the couple met in 2016, when Silvano claimed on the website that she was a “man looking for a woman”.
They met in person in December of that year and kissed before having intercourse on two separate occasions, jurors were told.
But Silvano reportedly used an “unknown object” to penetrate the woman during sex and always wore a T-shirt and boxer shorts.
The alleged victim only discovered her true identity two years later, when her contacts were synced to a new Facebook account, revealing a different surname for Silvano.
She continues to refer to the defendant as “he,” adding, “I only knew Blade as a man.”
The woman denied telling Silvano that her “sexual fantasy” was to have sex with a woman and said she did not identify as bisexual on her dating profile.
Debra White, who defended herself, also claimed that the surname Mendez, which Silvano used during the relationship, was also “part of a fantasy” and was chosen because it was the “last name of a”.Player”.
The lawyer also claimed that the couple “never met in person” and that all communication took place over the phone, which the complainant denied.
Ms White said: “It wasn’t aRelationship. It was an opportunity to explore another part of her character. The communication was role-playing fantasy?”
The alleged victim replied: “It felt very real when emotions were involved, I wasn’t acting on my behalf.”
Silvano, from Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, is denying two counts of assault.
The process goes on.