A twisted Crosshouse nurse who was jailed for posing as a male doctor to con women into sending naked pictures, has been struck off – after blaming one of her victims for the sick ploy.

Adele Rennie carried out a campaign of harassment against 10 different women, pretending to be a number of different men to carry out a series of sick sex offences.

The 27-year-old even used a voice changing app to disguise her feminine voice in order to dupe the innocent women who believed her to be a handsome, successful doctor.

At a hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council last week, Rennie said she carried out her bizarre plan after one victim “spurred her on”.

In a letter written from her prison cell in September, Rennie said: “Not only do I regret my actions and feel it was an act of naivety and stupidity,that was spurred on by one of the victims, I am also disappointed that I failed the nursing profession”. 

But NMC chiefs said Rennie was “solely responsible for the matters that had led to her conviction and that her stating that she was ‘spurred on’ by one of her victims was a failure to acknowledge and take sole responsibility for her offences which gave rise to her conviction.

They added: “The panel considered that this letter demonstrated an on-going lack of insight into the potentially, deeply damaging effects of her behaviour on her victims.”

The NMC Panel said Rennie’s crimes were so bad that “the victims endured a significant amount of emotional trauma and embarrassment, which may take some time for them to recover and concluded there was a danger of her re-offending.

They said allowing Rennie to continue as a nurse would “undermine the profession”. 

And they continued: “Her convictions were so serious, that to allow Miss Rennie to continue practising would undermine public confidence in the profession and in the NMC as a regulatory body.”

Because Rennie’s depraved crimes involved misuse of a computer where she used personal information of one of the relatives of her victim, the panel decided a striking off order was “necessary on the grounds of public protection”.

Health chiefs also said the former nurse’s sick crimes were “fundamentally incompatible with Miss Rennie remaining on the register”, and stuck her off.

They added: “The panel considers that nurses occupy a position of privilege and trust in society and are expected at all times to be professional and to maintain professional boundaries.

“Patients and their families must be able to trust nurses with their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

“To justify that trust, nurses must be honest and open and ac t with integrity.”

Rennie was jailed for 22 months in December 2017 but walked free in October 2018 after serving just 10 months of her sentence.

She admitted 18 separate offences – including 10 counts of stalking – between 2012 and 2017 after targeting women through dating sites and social media using three male aliases.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court was told that the disturbed woman had used a list of false names and aliases to snare innocent women online who thought they were talking to a handsome, successful doctor.

Rennie, of Kilmarnock, carried out her twisted campaign of stalking and harassment over the course of four years.

How Rennie’s bizarre plot to expose women was revealed in court

During the case at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in November 2017, Adele Rennie’s bizarre plot to dupe women was exposed.

The court heard that Rennie had used the names David Graham, David Crolla and Davie, Marco and Matthew Mancini to pursue 10 women online over a four year period.

She lured some into sending intimate pictures which she used to threaten them if they cut contact.

She often reused the same storyline and characters, referencing the same names and using the same photos in each interaction.

Rennie would arrange to meet her victims and then cancel at the last moment often with the excuse that close family were very ill.

Some victims received flowers from her invented characters which were hand delivered by sick Rennie.

Even when she was on bail Rennie also accessed a number of dating and social media sites and contacted one of her victims. Rennie called her victims using a voice-changing app to make her sound like a man.

Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane told her: “I’ve no idea why someone from a good family, job and education would throw it all away inexplicably.”

She said the nurse had planned the operation with “astonishing precision and in a cold and calculated manner”.