Nurse who posed as a man to dupe women in web sex plot
She used app to deepen voice
A NURSE posed as a male doctor to con a string of young women into sending her explicit pictures and text messages.
Adele Rennie used several male aliases to trick social media and dating website users into forwarding her photographs and turning up for fake dates.
The 27-year-old even used a voice-changer app to maintain her charade during phone conversations with the women.
Rennie, who worked at Crosssexual house Hospital near Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, pleaded guilty this week at the town’s sheriff court to 18 separate charges relating to her five-year campaign.
Court documents reveal she admitted to targeting ten women, sending many of them nude photos of a man. She also requested images of a sexual nature and in some cases turned up at victims’ home addresses and photographed their cars.
Some women were conned into sending explicit images to Rennie and held conversations of ‘a nature’ in the belief they were in contact with a male doctor at Crosshouse Hospital.
Rennie, who was put on the sex offenders register during a hearing on Monday, will be sentenced next week.
Most of the women, all of whom live in the Kilmarnock area, declined to discuss the case.
But victim Abbie Draper told how Rennie used an alias to contact her via social media after she visited her grandfather at Crosshouse Hospital in 2014.
She told The Sun: ‘I didn’t know Adele Rennie and had never heard her name before. I first saw her at Ward 6D where my grandad was a patient in 2014. That was the first time I knew of her but even then I didn’t know her by name.’
She then received a message on Facebook from Rennie, posing as ‘David Graham’, asking if she was a relative of the patient.
Miss Draper, 27, said: ‘I assumed it was one of his friends or associates trying to get in touch to see how he was doing.
‘When I asked why, he said he’d seen my grandad in the hospital and had put two and two together.
‘I was surprised by how he had come to that conclusion but I didn’t reply – although I kept him as a friend on Facebook.’
The model, from Kilmarnock, became suspicious of ‘David’ when he later claimed to have been her grandfather’s physiotherapist.
Miss Draper said: ‘I asked my mum if David Graham was my grandad’s physio but she said it was an Indian man.
‘I realised then there was something dodgy about it but again I gave him the benefit of the doubt, thinking maybe he’d got mixed up.’
When a friend noticed she had been befriended by Rennie’s alias she realised the messages were a bid to con her – after being warned something similar had happened to another girl.
Police were contacted and an inquiry began. Rennie was arrested and granted bail in November 2016 on the condition she stay off social media and dating sites – but she continued to contact one victim using her mobile phone. She also admitted to attempting to pervert the course of justice by binning her mobile and deleting her social media apps and internet history.
The charge also revealed Rennie had ‘manufactured’ a fake ID card under the name ‘Matthew Mancini’ to dissuade one of her victims from contacting the police. She also used the alias ‘David Crolla’.
At her home in Kilmarnock yesterday, Rennie’s mother said she was not home and details of the case were ‘none of anyone’s business’.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran said it is ‘committed to ensuring our patients are cared for in a safe and respectful environment’.
Con: Adele Rennie asked victims for explicit photos
Suspicious: Abbie Draper