London, April 8 (ANI): A lesbian paedophile aged 26 sexually abused three schoolgirls after posing as a 15-year-old to lure them into a relationship, a court heard.
Kelly Bavister-Gandy pretended she was still at school to win the trust of a group of 13 and 14-year-olds, reports the Sun.
She bought them alcohol before entering consensual relationships with them, a jury heard.
Bavister-Gandy, from Sandown, Isle of Wight, would share a bed with them, gave them lovebites and touched them sexually.
She promised one 13-year-old that they would run away together and get married when the girl was 16.
Unemployed Bavister-Gandy allegedly made no attempts to hide the relationships and even touched the girls sexually while their friends were in the room.
Portsmouth Crown Court, Hants, heard that she left the girls 'extremely upset' when she finished the relationships and one of the girls went on to self-harm.
She was arrested after one of the youngster's parents contacted the police.
Prosecutor Paul Dugdale said: "She was 26 and had been in a relationship with another woman. For whatever reason, she befriended this group and got very close emotionally and physically. Certainly she did not look like a 26-year-old and they thought she was a lot younger." (ANI)