Scorned woman is jailed for five years for framing her ex-boyfriend

Scorned woman is jailed for five years for framing her ex-boyfriend and his new lover as paedophiles by taking over his Facebook to arrange meet with ’14-year-old girl’

  • Amy Gray, 37, took over ex-boyfriend’s Facebook page to message a teenager
  • She knew profile of a ’14-year-old girl’ was used by a paedophile hunter group
  • Gray was jailed for five years after framing her former partner and his new lover 

A scorned woman has been jailed for five years after framing her ex-boyfriend and his new lover as paedophiles.

Amy Gray, 37, took over her ex partner’s Facebook to arrange a meeting with a ’14-year-old girl’ she knew was actually a decoy created by a paedophile vigilante group waiting to ambush anyone who contacted the profile. 

Gray had helped the man, who was already on the sex offenders’ register, set up a Facebook profile and used his log-in details to message the decoy, a judge heard at Hull Crown Court. 

Prosecutor Ben Thomas said Gray had also used her rival’s name while grooming the teen to take part in a ‘threesome.’

Gray later told police officers it would be a ‘bonus’ for her love rival to get into trouble too.

Amy Gray (pictured), 37, took over her ex partner’s Facebook to arrange a meeting with a ’14-year-old girl’ she knew was actually a decoy created by a paedophile vigilante group waiting to ambush anyone who contacted the profile

Predator’s Exposed, the group behind the decoy, then made their way to the rendezvous expecting to catch the two of them.

Mr Thomas told the court: ‘Of course no one turned up to meet them so they went to his house as his address had been given in some of the messages.’

The man answered the door to see six members of the group calling him a ‘dirty, vile piece of s***’, a ‘jelly bellied b******’ and even ‘Fred West’.

His new partner was told not to answer calls from her mother as she was being live streamed on Predator’s Exposed’s Facebook page.

Humberside Police were called and the couple were taken into custody, detained for 12 hours and interviewed.

Gray had helped the man, who was already on the sex offenders’ register, set up a Facebook profile and used his log-in details to message the decoy, a judge heard at Hull Crown Court (pictured)

Their house was searched and their phones analysed – until police traced the source of the messages to Gray’s IP address.

Her ex-partner was already tagged and could not have been to her house when the messages were sent.

Mr Thomas said: ‘In an interview she said she wanted revenge. She knew how much the video would be shared and she wanted him in prison so he and his new partner couldn’t be together.’

The victim said he and his partner were forced to move away from Hull after they were shouted at in the street and had their house covered in graffiti.

Gray has three previous convictions of sexual assault in 2005 when she was living as a man. She transitioned into a woman a year later.

Amber Hobson, mitigating, said Gray would struggle in prison as a transgender woman.

Gray from Hull admitted perverting the course of justice in November 2018.

Judge Tremberg told her: ‘You wanted to make him suffer and cause maximum harm and degradation to his emotional wellbeing, status and reputation.

‘If that caused harm and distress to his girlfriend that was a bonus for you. You exposed them to an ordeal of public humiliation.’

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