Woman who posed as a man on Grindr is jailed for stalking and harassing victims

A woman who posed as a man on gay dating app Grindr has been jailed after stalking and harassing her victims.

Yannick Glaudin, 31, from Mile End, struck up an online relationship with one victim after messaging him.

They exchanged numbers and using the pseudonym Stephen St Pier, she sent him flowers and gifts to his home and work addresses but made continual excuses not to meet up.

Glaudin went on to mount a campaign of harassment which included setting up more than 10 fake email addresses and social media accounts to send naked pictures of the victim to people that he knew.

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When the victim started a new relationship, Glaudin harassed his new partner – sending emails to the second victim’s workplace, threatening him online and falsely reporting him to Crimestoppers for abusing young boys.

She also gave his home address to young men under false pretences so they would show up looking for casual sex.

Glaudin pleaded guilty to stalking and harassment but then fled to France ahead of sentencing.

A European Arrest Warrant was issued to return Glaudin from France.

Following her extradition she was sentenced to 12 months and a further month to be served consecutively for breaching bail. A restraining order stopping her from contacting the victims was also ordered.