She was convicted of three counts of "sexual assault", despite the other woman having agreed to have sex.
Gayle Newland found guilty at retrial of tricking female friend into sex | UK news | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... d-into-sex
In my opinion, this does sound like an excessive amount of punishment.
But what it does show is that it's not okay to misrepresent your actual gender, and that sex obtained through deception is a form of rape (albeit a very mild form, in my opinion).
A lesbian who pretended to be a man in an elaborate hoax has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman with a fake penis for a second time. Gayle Newland hid her own sex during a remarkable two-year deception after befriending her victim as both herself and with an online alter ego Kye Fortune. The couple are said to have had up to 10 sexual encounters with Newland using a strap on sex toy. The court had heard how the sexual predator had fooled her victim by insisting on her wearing a blindfold and tying her hands. During their time together the victim never suspected that Newland and her "fiance" were one and the same person.
The victim said she was heterosexual and had no idea that Newland was a lesbian. It was only after discovering Fortune was actually her best friend, she ran out of her own house in shock.
The jury was told the real issue of the case boiled down to consent: did the complainant really know she was having sex with her friend, or did she honestly think her sexual partner was a man she had met on the internet?