They communicated online and “Kye” later told her he had been involved in a car accident and medics had found he had a brain tumour.
He was having treatment in hospital and was not well enough to see her, the complainant told police in a video interview.
Eventually the complainant and Kye decided to finally meet in person at a Chester hotel, the jury heard.
She told police that the only stipulation that Kye made was that she wear a blindfold because he was ”anxious about the way he looked“ and ”could not walk properly“ due to nerve and muscle damage.
But she claims she eventually discovered it was in fact her friend, Gayle Newland, 25, who had persuaded her to wear a blindfold throughout their sexual encounters in which a prosthetic was used.
She said Kye was in the bathroom when she entered the hotel room and the bed was covered with rose petals and Hello Kitty bears.