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Young mum who perished in Derrylin inferno drew erotic art and sold it online

By Victoria Leonard

A victim of last week's Derrylin fire tragedy posted sexualised drawings of fairy tale characters on social media alongside sketches inspired by her young daughter, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

The 19-year-old and her child, thought to be under two years old, were among four people to die in a blaze in the Co Fermanagh village last week.

It is understood that three generations of the same family lost their lives in the tragedy.

While police have not yet confirmed the names of those who died, landlord of the house Tommy Fee (57) identified the tenants as Crystal Gossett, her children Edward Gossett (16) and Diane Gossett (19), and Diane's young daughter.

It is understood that the victims also used other names.

It is believed the tenants were originally from Doncaster in England, and had lived in Tralee in Co Kerry for about three years before moving to Derrylin around 18 months ago.

Diane described herself online as a "young artist" and ran a website and Facebook page featuring her drawings, which she described as "mostly for open-minded people to enjoy 18+ only".

She wrote: "I do a wide range of drawings from cute little drawings up to erotic fantasy.

"I am very open-minded so don't be afraid to ask anything.

"Ideal for people who are interested in erotic art.

"If you're not interested in that style or not broad-minded it would be best for you to leave this site now." The website contains several graphic drawings of anthropomorphic animals and fairy tale characters engaging in sexual activity, which could not be published in a family newspaper.

Among the characters depicted in the '18+ drawings' section are Belle and the Beast from the popular children's film Beauty And The Beast, as well as an "evil Ariel" from The Little Mermaid who sports a pair of fangs, yellow cat-like eyes and a snake wrapped around her neck.

One drawing features a man on his hands and knees with a leash around his neck, wearing a tutu and bunny ears.

The caption reads: "Spank me mistress I'm a bad boy!!"

Meanwhile, in a section of the website labelled 'normal' is a pencil drawing of a child with wings, who Diane described as a "baby Manga fairy".

On the accompanying Facebook page, Diane revealed that it was a "little manga fairy portrait based on my daughter".

The image appears on the timeline directly below a drawing featuring bondage and a sexually explicit scene involving anthropomorphic figures.

Among the non-sexual drawings displayed are dragons, unicorns and cartoon characters Lilo And Stitch.

In a post to the Facebook page, Diane's brother Edward, who also perished in the blaze, wrote: "Look at these lively pictures.!! oh my goodness!!!"

On the website, Diane had posted: "The drawings you see on here are all done by myself, most are requests I have done for people."

In the final post, published last October, she wrote that she was "selling original drawings" and asked anyone interested to send her a message.

Daniel Sebastian Allen (27), whose address was given as Molly Road in Derrylin, has been charged with the four murders, criminal damage and arson with intent to endanger life.

He appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday.

He was remanded in custody to appear again on March 26.

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