A jilted lover who ordered a fake pregnancy bump on Amazon to dupe her ex into thinking she was pregnant with his child is facing years behind bars. Jessica Nordquist, 25, claimed she had been raped by Mark Weeks and faked her own kidnapping.
The American sent emails and pictures to Mr Weeks showing her tied to a bed in her underwear during the warped campaign.
The pair began a relationship while working for video advertising company Unruly based in Whitechapel, east London.
They met after Nordquist, described as a solutions engineer for the company, moved from New York to the London office in June last year.
But their romance soured and the pair separated in November last year.
Mr Weeks said he received emails from fake email accounts – including one in the name of a friend – saying Nordquist had been kidnapped and raped.
He also received photos of Nordquist tied up in her underwear attached to an email that read: ‘Jessica Nordquist is the one who has been protecting your children from us. We raped and stole her tonight.’
Nordquist said she realised she was pregnant after she broke up with Mr Weeks in November.
She went with him to a clinic for an abortion but lied to Mr Weeks about having a termination. She claimed she then miscarried.
Nordquist, who is originally from Eagle River in Alaska and went to Northern State University in South Dakota, said she only ordered a fake baby bump for a pregnancy party.
But she now faces years behind bars after she was convicted of two counts of stalking, two of sending malicious communications and one of perverting course of justice.
Judge Paul Southern adjourned sentencing to a date to be fixed and remanded Nordquist in custody.