Woman, 35, charged with stalking ‘wore a fake baby bump to dupe ex-lover and his family into believing she was pregnant with his son’
- Jaclyn McGowan, 35, from Rattray, Aberdeenshire, allegedly faked a baby bump
- She is accused of deceiving Jamie Aitken that she was pregnant for nine months
- McGowan allegedly wore a prosthetic baby bump to Mr Aitken’s brother’s work
A 35-year-old woman allegedly donned a prosthetic baby bump to dupe a man’s family into believing she was pregnant with his child.
Jaclyn McGowan, 35, from Rattray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, allegedly kept up the deception for nine months, giving the hoax baby the name Noah and an expected due date of 28 March 2020.
McGowan has been accused of pretending to Jamie Aitken that she was pregnant with his child between 1 June 2019 and 29 February this year.
She allegedly engaged in a course of conduct which caused fear or alarm to a man and members of his family.
This allegedly involved McGowan sending a picture of a cot to Mr Aitken and requesting £300 from him to pay for it. She is also accused of repeatedly telling him that she was having miscarriages.
Solicitor Mike Tavendale told Perth Sheriff Court (pictured) today that McGowan had been unable to appear
McGowan allegedly sent Mr Aitken repeated abusive messages to say he would play no part in her baby’s life and then contacted his mother Wendy Aitken.
It is alleged that she told Mrs Aitken she was pregnant with her grandchild and sent scan photos and details of fictitious pregnancy-related appointments.
She purportedly said Mr Aitken would not attend appointments with her and would not support her during the pregnancy.
McGowan allegedly pretended Mrs Aitken could play a part in bringing the boy up and told Corrie Aitken that she was carrying his brother’s unborn child.
Ryze Trampoline Park in Dundee (pictured) where McGowan allegedly turned up wearing a ‘baby bump’
The charge against her alleges that she told Corrie Aitken he could ‘play a part in the boy’s life’ and turned up at his work at Ryze Trampoline Park in Dundee ‘whilst wearing a prosthetic baby bump.’
She is charged with stalking under Section 39 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.
Solicitor Mike Tavendale told Perth Sheriff Court today that McGowan had been unable to appear.
He asked for the case to be continued without plea until early next year, which was granted by Sheriff Neil Bowie.