A controlling boyfriend who posed as a doctor to convince his girlfriend that she was pregnant has avoided jail.
Carwyn Roberts, 29, attempted to control his partner by telling her a string of lies, including faking bogus ultrasound scans and pretending to be a string of different people.
Roberts also posed as a solicitor to say he was buying the victim a dream house with a £300,000 inheritance – and quizzed her about her sexual past.
Mold Crown Court heard the woman was being "brainwashed" by Roberts’ string of bogus identities as he tried to control her on a daily basis.
Roberts attempted to convince his girlfriend her ex had set up secret cameras in her home in Bangor, North Wales, and were recording her being unfaithful.
Prosecutor Jade Tufail said emails between the victim and Roberts – posing as a solicitor – were sent "morning, noon and night" while she was "being slowly over time brainwashed”.
In one email, the victim said: "I'm suffering with all of this. I need it to stop. I can't cope anymore."
The court heard Roberts also convinced his partner to leave her job as a learning assistant at a high school, and claimed to have got her a position at the leisure centre where he worked before coming home with an ID badge for her.
Roberts also set up a bogus email account under the name Amanda Davies to tell her the new start date.
The court heard the alarm was raised when the victim announced her fake pregnancy and family members became concerned.
The court heard she was asked why she believed she was pregnant, and she replied: "Because my solicitor told me I am."
Tufail said: "She told police she felt like she was going mental. Like somebody had played a cruel joke on her."
In a victim impact statement, she said: "I have been completely humiliated by the whole thing. Carwyn was aware of my insecurities and he exploited every one of them."
Roberts, of Bangor, North Wales, pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship between August 2018 and April 2019.
Judge Niclas Parry said: "Your conduct was as cruel as it was manipulative and despicable."
Roberts was handed a two year suspended sentence and ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.
He must also pay £3,230 costs and was given an indefinite restraining order.
After the sentencing, Rhian Jones of the CPS said: “The level of manipulation that Carwyn Roberts exerted on his partner is quite staggering, and the effect on her mental health must have been awful.
“The CPS were able to build a strong case showing the number of fake accounts and emails could be traced back to him, demonstrating he had told lie after lie.
“The victim can take comfort in knowing that Roberts is now paying for the horrendous ordeal he put her through, and we hope this helps her move forward with her life.”
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