A man who pretended to be a Leicester City footballer has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to stalking involving fear of violence and sexual assault.
Daniel Storer, 22, also claimed he was a police officer, lawyer, paramedic, vet, university student, and cancer patient during a 10-month campaign waged against an unnamed 18-year-old female.
Leicester Crown Court heard this week how Storer sent message after message to the teen, creating multiple fake stories in an attempt to coerce her to send "sexual images" to him.
Despite being blocked by her, Storer continued his obsession, creating more and more personalities in an attempt to lure her to his home where he sexually assaulted her.
The victim managed to create an audio recording during the attack and contacted police in December.
An investigation was launched, and Storer was found to have been linked to the many false accounts.
During the investigation, police also found that he had made even more fake stories about pets being bought for the victim in order to obtain money from her to look after the animals.
And shockingly, he also claimed that he was raped and kidnapped by a man who died after the incident.
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Storer pleaded guilty on Friday, November 5, and was jailed for four years with an extended licence period of three years.
He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and a restraining order barring him from contacting his victim again.
Leicestershire Police's Detective Constable Ken Huddart said, after the sentencing: "The false accounts and messages were planned by Storer over a significant period of time and caused much distress to the victim.
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"Storer had no concern whatsoever regarding the effect his actions would have on the woman.
"I wish to acknowledge the victim’s bravery throughout this case.
"Her instinct to record the attack during what must have been an extremely terrifying ordeal and her co-operation with us since was paramount in helping us to secure this conviction.
"Through sheer determination, precision and persistence, Leicestershire Police officers and staff then worked to prove this case in court and have now taken a dangerous individual off the street thereby helping to protect other potential victims of these horrendous offences."
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