BBC- A mother has been found guilty of duping her former partner into thinking she had an abortion in order to give his child to her gay friend.
A jury at Perth Sheriff Court found the woman and her male friend guilty of an elaborate fraud.
The court heard the pair hatched a "cynical and calculated" plot to cover up who the child's real father was.
The woman, aged 29, and her 35-year-old male friend were warned they could face up to five years in prison.
Sheriff William Wood described the offence as "very serious" and paid tribute to the child's father for his efforts to obtain justice for himself and his daughter.
He said: "I love having children. She got more and more reluctant about having the child near the end of our relationship. She split up with me and told me she was going to have an abortion."
This isn't about the gay friend. This isn't even about the woman that lied about prematurely ending a child's life. This is about the person that is the responsible for all the irrational actions of the other two parties. That person is the boyfriend that who gave off the vibe of being such a terrible father that his girlfriend had to fabricate a series of unbelievable lies. Time for some soul searching my man. I am sure you really wanted to be a father, but guess what? Mother's know best. And if this woman thought there was a better chance of her fooling the judge, the jury, and a series of DNA tests than you becoming a decent father than the wrong person is facing judgement here. If the biological father is plan B then he probably grades an F as a potential parent.
Listen man, do you know how ass backwards it is for an ex-girlfriend to not want help raising your child? There are people who have literally paid to kill a fetus just to not be put in your position. There are guys in unreconcilable debt from paying child support that regret every single time they had unprotected sex and you're over here taking your ex and her shopping partner to court. Here is what I have learned from this story. This guy is unfit to be a father, and the woman is a lunatic. How do I know? A woman that lies about an abortion can lie about ANYTHING. That kid has no shot at success. I'm going to give you some advice that most would be too scared to share, give up on that little fucker. That big fat sac of crazy that you continually stuck your dick in to is giving you a free pass. I'm sure you still gotta a couple million swimmers in the tank. Just call this one quits and take another unprotected dip in the dating pool. I'm sure there is some lucky lady out there that would love to ruin your life and take all your money as you two undoubtedly raise a cute little dreck on society.
A least this woman who pulled the old 'hidden child trick' can take solace in the fact that she's not the worst woman in the world...