Crime

This page is about crime committed by confirmed MtTs or by men taking advantage by claiming to be transgender.

Why have such a page? Are male-born trans people more likely to commit crime than other males? Not as far as I’m aware. And if their testosterone level decreases as a result of treatment, their rate of crime may be lower, so I’m told. In fact, I’m aware of research that shows the rate of crime doesn’t decrease as a result of transition. I’m also aware of research that shows it does. (Nobody, so far as I know, is trying to suggest that all MtTs are criminals, and I don’t know why this accusation ever gets made by anyone.)

More importantly, I’m aware that the rate of violent and sexual crimes committed by MtTs is much higher than the rate for such crimes committed by women – including those who transition because they identify as men. And the sexual crimes committed by MtTs tend to involve a penis, which is something women don’t have. Nevertheless, they are reported as having been committed by women and few things make me angrier than seeing headlines falsely alleging that a woman has been charged with rape or a police press release wrongly stating that a woman was arrested for assaulting me when it was quite clearly and obviously a man. I kept an eye on the rape case and felt pathetically grateful that, when it finally went to court many months later, all the press coverage, including the local paper, were referring to the defendant – who has 42 previous convictions! – as a transgender woman. I started to think we might be making progress. Then I read that a woman had murdered her wife. Both perpetrator and victim were born male but the headline calls them ‘women’? That’s what I call “dark and insidious”.

At this time, I am not sure whether crimes committed by trans people in the  UK are recorded as such. I do know that there are already rapists in women’s prisons and I say more about this below page. It is a major concern and the main reason for highlighting violent crimes committed by MtTs.

I had collected several reports of such crimes before discovering the excellent Trans Crime UK site which, at the time of writing, is the target of attempts by trans activists to get it closed down. For this reason, I’ve decided to publish the links I’ve collected and to try to add further links as new stories become available, while deferring to the other site as a far better and fuller resource, at least as far as the UK is concerned.

 

Prison

In all of the UK’s constituent countries, rape is defined as penetration with a penis, ergo it can only be carried out by male persons. In spite of a wealth of evidence, the existence of trans identifying males who have used their penises to rape women and/or children is a fact that trans allies appear to be in complete denial about.

Concerns about such people being in women’s prisons are, in my experience, angrily dismissed by trans allies who display a callous disregard for the feelings not only of their victims but also of the unfortunate women who are forced to share their living spaces with them.

An inevitable consequence of making it easier to change one’s gender is that more convicted rapists will end up in women’s prisons. This is not “equating transgender people to rapists”; it is certainly not saying all or most or a large number or even a significant minority of male-born trans are criminals of any sort. It is, however, saying that some are. It may only be a tiny percentage but it is surely reason enough to take women’s fears about having to share segregated spaces seriously.

Governors of UK women’s prisons fear vulnerable inmates could be attacked by transgender prisoners who were convicted as men Daily Mail

Canada’s prison system overhauls transgender inmate policy CBC News

“Canada’s prison system has overhauled its policies around transgender inmates and will now place offenders in a men’s or women’s institution based on their gender identity. Under a new Correctional Service Canada (CSC) policy, transgender inmates can be placed in an institution of their preference, ‘regardless of their anatomy (sex) or gender on their identification documents, unless there are overriding health or safety concerns which cannot be resolved.'”

Transgender bathroom battle smolders in Fort Worth federal prison Star-Telegram

“Three female inmates at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth have filed a flurry of complaints, upset over the Bureau of Prisons policy that allows transgender inmates who are still biologically male to be placed in female prisons. The women claim that they are living in a degrading and dangerous environment by being forced to share showers and bathrooms with the transgender inmates, according to complaints and motions filed in the U.S. District Court’s Northern District.”

Row as transgender prisoner living as woman wins jail’s Miss Fitness competition by ‘country mile’

“Everybody knew she was training hard for the event,” the source continued. “She did not enter last year and maybe this is a sign of her new confidence. She’s actually a nice girl. A bit of a drama queen, but nice. But other girls felt ashamed and cheated. They felt that they had no chance right from the start. But that didn’t bother Stewart. She just accepted the title and the trophy and seemed very pleased with herself.”

Transgender killers split up by prison chiefs after groping antics at high security jail

“Despite their new female identities neither have had surgery, and fellow inmates complained that they felt intimidated around the pair because of their behaviour.

A source said: ‘It got beyond the joke. No one has a problem with transgender people. But they do have a problem when they suspect that the transgender identities are being used as a way of getting a cushier time in prison. It totally undermines real transgender prisoners.'”

Martin Ponting

Josh Jackman of Pink News wrote a typically silly piece and managed to surpass even himself with the sheer insanity of his tweet about the rapist of two underage girls, Martin Ponting. Ponting received a life sentence for the rapes back in 1995. Some ten years or so into his sentence he wrote, “I have changed my name to that of a female to prove to the authorities and everyone concerned that I am very serious about my gender and that I do not feel right being a man.” He reportedly had £10,000 worth of surgery on the NHS and, under his new name of Jessica Winfield, he was transferred to a women’s prison early in 2017, to the horror of his victims, one of whom commented,

There are not enough words to describe him and the evil he has done. It is diabolical they have allowed him to have a sex change and diabolical that he could be freed this year. He may have changed physically but his brain is still the same.

A rapist in a women’s prison? Society has lost the plot Brendan O’Neill

“Let’s be clear: it is wrong and cruel to make female prisoners live with a rapist. Whatever their crimes, women prisoners have a right to expect the utmost safety. These women should not be made to share their living quarters with someone serving a life sentence for committing serious crimes against young women.”

 

A majority prisoners who apply to transition are sex offenders

In his written submission to the 2015 Parliamentary Transgender Enquiry, Dr James Barrett, Chair of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists refers to:

the ever-increasing tide of referrals of patients in prison serving long or indeterminate sentences for serious sexual offences. These vastly outnumber the number of prisoners incarcerated for more ordinary, non-sexual, offences. It has been rather naïvely suggested that nobody would seek to pretend transsexual status in prison if this were not actually the case. There are, to those of us who actually interview the prisoners, in fact very many reasons why people might pretend this. These vary from the opportunity to have trips out of prison through to a desire for a transfer to the female estate (to the same prison as a co-defendant) through to the idea that a parole board will perceive somebody who is female as being less dangerous through to a [false] belief that hormone treatment will actually render one less dangerous through to wanting a special or protected status within the prison system and even (in one very well evidenced case that a highly concerned Prison Governor brought particularly to my attention) a plethora of prison intelligence information suggesting that the driving force was a desire to make subsequent sexual offending very much easier, females being generally perceived as low risk in this regard.

Of course Barrett is talking about men who are already in prison identifying as trans for ulterior motives. How many trans people are actually outside committing serious violent and/or sex crimes? I don’t know. Some people try to keep lists – see this one called Trans Male Violence, for example, and this one on tumblr and I’ve already mentioned Trans Crime UK  – but it’s not easy if you don’t have access to full and accurate information for every country in the world and I don’t know of anyone who does.

But to show that it happens, below are some reports I’ve collected from the last few years (years refer to when the story linked to appears, not necessarily when the crime took place) and at the bottom of the page a rogues’ gallery of older cases lifted from elsewhere.

Also, check these out:

Gender Identity Specialists warn of “ever increasing tide” of Transwoman Sex Offenders GenderTrender

Up to half of trans inmates may be sex offenders The Times

 

Video: David Davies, MP, questions of the Prison Governors Association on impact of MtTs in women prisons

Sex crimes

Another peak trans moment

The first isn’t the worst in that at least Hauxwell’s victims were adults but I’m starting with it because it was one of my peak trans moments. It was the first report I ever read – back in March 2017 – in which a newspaper refers to a rapist throughout as “she”, even though it also says that Craig Hauxwell aka Lisa Hauxwell,  “could be living as a man or a woman”.

2017 England: Police hunting on-the-run rapist living as man and woman  Lancashire Telegraph

“A convicted sex offender who has been on the run for several months and has been living as a man and a woman featured during a national Crimewatch appeal. Lisa Hauxwell, 48, was sentenced in her absence to 14 years in prison last year for two rapes and seven indecent assaults that took place between 2001 and 2002 in the Newton Aycliffe area.”

When Hauxwell was caught he was found to have been living as a man after all. I presume but don’t actually know that he is serving his sentence in a men’s prison. Hauxwell may not genuinely identify as trans but this case surely highlights the dangers of people being allowed to legally self-identify.

 

2018 England: Transgender activist jailed for killing her boyfriend and trying to rape shop assistant five days after being released from prison is invited to speak at HOUSE OF LORDS Daily Mail

“Karen Jones, 34, who was born Mark Jones, is a convicted sex offender described by a judge as posing an ‘extremely serious risk’ to the public. She was jailed for five years in 2001 after admitting suffocating and strangling 43-year-old partner Michael Cutler and leaving his decomposing body wrapped in a sheet in their Manchester home.

Five days after being released early on licence in 2002, Jones brutally assaulted a female shop assistant after gagging her mouth with a lemon and trying to rape her. She was sentenced to life in prison.”

 

2017 England Woman posed as teenage girl on Facebook to entice young boys to perform sex acts The Mirror

“Jasmine Hill set up a fake Facebook account and groomed the underage boys to perform increasingly more explicit sexual acts.”

IT’S A MAN DAMMIT! There’s no mention in this story that this is an MtT.

 

2018 England Convicted sex offender Lana Laws, avoids jail after breaching order Kent Online

“A convicted sex offender has narrowly avoided going straight to jail after being found living with a teenage girl. Accountant Lana Laws was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years in February 2011 for downloading illegal images of children. Canterbury Crown Court heard she was then called Ben Laws but “now identifies herself as a woman”.”

 

2017 USA Transgender woman is convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl Daily Mail

“Michelle Martinez – known as Miguel before identifying as a female – was convicted of first and second degree sexual abuse of a minor on Wednesday. The young girl had told police that Martinez – from Casper, Wyoming – took her to a bathroom before touching her breasts and genitalia. She then penetrated the girl.” Note: This story is basically true but it did not happen in a public bathroom as originally reported.

 

2017 New Zealand: HIV positive child sex offender paroled, takes on new identity NZ Herald

“The offender, 33, who was sentenced under the birth name Rory Francis, served six-and-a-half years in prison for a raft of sex crimes against two young children over three years. Francis had been diagnosed as HIV positive before the offending, which came after an earlier jail term for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy…. Rory Francis now identifies as a female and has changed her name to Laken McKay. She was freed in May and is now living in Auckland.”

 

2016 England: Transgender paedophile jailed for attacking girls and boys is caught getting photos of one victim ‘blown-up’ bigger The Mirror

“Amateur photographer Nicola Florida, 50, served eight years for a string of sexual offences on children – and taking indecent pictures of some of them. The offences took place when she was a man called Ross Florida – when she was subsequently banned from possessing a camera and having or taking photographs of any children aged under 16. But a court heard that Florida – who switched to start using a woman’s name while in prison four years ago – breached the order after being released last year.”

 

2016 England: Transgender woman David aka Davina Ayrton jailed for raping teenager BBC

“The 15-year-old girl was attacked by Davina Ayrton – then called David – in a garage in 2004. Ayrton, 34, denied the assault but was found guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court. She was placed on the sex offenders register for life. Judge Ian Pearson described the rape as “traumatic” and said the “scars and effects will never leave” the victim…. The defendant said she had not “made any physical changes or enhancements” to her body or taken any medication. She changed her name in 2012.”

 

2017 England Woman sentenced for images of child sex abuse and possession of extreme pornography Somerset Live

“Defending, Patrick Mason said Leverton’s circumstances were ‘unusual’, having been born a man but now legally recognised as female.

“She accepts responsibility for what she has done and co-operated with the police,” he said.

“This happened during an emotionally stressful time on her life.”

He explained her transition from male to female, saying that she was awaiting surgery to complete the change and said: “If she is sentenced to imprisonment you can imagine the problems that could cause. Prison is not geared up to cope with people in her position.”

 

2017 England Woman caught with extreme animal porn celebrates as she walks free from court Liverpool Echo

“Wendy Jones, 54, amassed a sick stash over four years including pictures of women having sex with horses, dogs and a pig.”

A twitter conversation reveals why this bloke was called a ‘woman’, here.

 

2016 USA Transgender Woman Pleads Guilty to Videotaping Teen In Target Dressing Room East Idaho News

“Shauna Patricia Smith, 46, whose legal name is Sean Patrick Smith, was originally scheduled for a jury trial later this month. But Smith appeared before District Judge Joel Tingey in a Bonneville County courtroom Monday and unexpectedly entered the guilty plea….A witness reported that a man, dressed in women’s clothing, had entered a fitting room in the store. The section of the dressing room in the Idaho Falls Target is clearly marked as for women.
Court records show the suspect, later identified as Smith, was seen videotaping a teenager in a stall next to him while she was trying on swimwear.”

 

England 2018 Transgender inmate of male prison ‘prepared to die’ in hunger strike Guardian

“Marie Dean, 50, is being held at HMP Preston, Lancashire, where she is protesting over what she claims is a “nightmare” refusal of the Ministry of Justice to recognise she is a woman.”

Dean was jailed indefinitely in 2009, according to this report in the Lancashire Herald.

“Gary Dean Marie, 42, committed more than 30 offences, including voyeurism, aggravated burglary and assaulting police officers, a court heard yesterday. Marie, of Lubbock Street, Burnley, was a sexual offender who broke into several homes and filmed himself wearing underwear belonging to teenage girls in Burnley and Padiham, Preston Crown Court was told.”

 

Video: Women Decide For Yourselves

Most of the men whose crimes are described in this video identified as trans. Here is a list:
Thomas Lee Benson: ID unknown, dressed as a woman to enter women’s locker rooms
Taylor Buehler: ID unknown, dressed as a woman to enter women’s bathroom
Lila Perry: IDs as Trans
James “Jimmy” Lilly: IDs as Trans
Norwood Smith Burnes: ID unknown, dressed as a women to expose himself to children
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy: IDs as Trans
Patrick/Patty Lou Hagan: IDs as Trans
Mario Morales-Herrera: ID unknown, dressed as a woman to spy in women’s bathroom
Albert/Dee Dee Webber: IDs as Trans
Mark Lazarus: ID unknown, dressed as a woman to assault a woman in a public bathroom
“Jane Doe”: IDs as Trans
Christopher Hambrook: ID unknown, dressed as a woman to enter two women’s shelter and sexually assaulted women.
Matthew Harks: IDs as Trans
Richard Chaperon: IDs as Trans
Claire Lawton and Peter/Tanya Steel: both ID as Trans
Luis Morales/Synthia Blast: IDs as Trans
Dennis Wayne/Allison Denise Woolbert: IDs as Trans
Stefonknee Wolscht: IDs as Trans
Douglas/ Donna Perry: IDs as Trans
Hadden Clark: IDs as Trans
Robert/Michelle Kosilek: IDs as Trans
Russell Williams: ID unknown
Jillyin James: IDs as Trans

 

Murder and manslaughter

 

2018 USA Attempted murder: transgender Sharon woman admits to shooting co-worker in dispute of transgender issues

“A transgender woman admitted she shot her former Walmart co-worker in a dispute over transgender issues.Zachary T. McClimans, who also is referred to as Claire Wolfever in court records, pleaded guilty this week in Mercer County Court of Common Pleas to attempted first-degree murder for shooting and wounding Jayson Hall at the Walmart in Hermitage on Nov. 3, 2016.”

 

2017 USA Englewood neighbors shocked after woman murders her wife, confesses in 911 call

“The two women are both transgender and neighbors say they kept to themselves.”

 

2017 England Father-of-two was stabbed to death by transgender woman

“A father-of-two was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in a crack cocaine-fuelled attack by a transgender woman, who later hanged herself in prison.”

 

2017 USA Murder suspect admits killing friend, moving body to bathtub in SW Portland

“Paris James McConville, 34, turned herself in to police and said she had killed a person in self-defense on the 700 block of Southwest St. Claire Avenue. The Multnomah County Jail lists McConville as a man, but court documents refer to her as a woman… McConville said she strangled Thompson during an altercation and later said she stabbed him, as well…McConville told investigators she killed Thompson by a bed, moved the body into a bath tub, took out the items Thompson was carrying and placed them into the sink and used a long strip of packing tape on Thompson’s hands.”

 

2017 Scotland Transgender murderer moved from women’s prison ‘after having sex with female inmates’

“Green, who was previously known as Peter Laing, had been accused of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with inmates before. Following her murder conviction in 2013 she was moved out of Corton Vale women’s prison after the allegations. Green and her friends Kevin McDonagh and Dean Smith, were found guilty of murdering Robert Shankland, 45. They tortured him for hours before killing him. She was jailed for 18 years.”

 

2017 USA A stripper said he was a ‘cannibal,’ then killed him with a pen and a dresser drawer, police say (Warning: this is gruesome)

“Justin Tyler Calhoun, 24, listed in jail records as a female and homeless who works as a stripper in Tampa, Florida, was arrested for attempted second-degree murder after admitting to the attack, police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. In the arrest affidavit, detectives refer to Calhoun with male pronouns. During her first appearance Tuesday in court, Calhoun rolled her eyes as the charges against her were being read aloud. She is being held without bond.”

 

2017 USA Woman arrested over violent triple murder of lesbian couple and adopted son (Dana Rivers)

“The woman who stands accused of their murder made headlines in 1999, when she was suspended from her teaching post at Center High School in Sacramento after discussing plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Born David Warfield, the award-winning teacher had begun hormone therapy when she was accused of inappropriate discussions with her students about her transition. She was later awarded $150,000 from the district in compensation.” (It’s interesting that this reporter from Pink News sees nothing wrong with ‘deadnaming’ Rivers while Josh Jackman, writing on the same site, rails against those who do the same for Martin Ponting – see above).

 

2016 USA Transwoman Activist Cherno Biko confesses to Raping a Transman

“Transwoman activist Cherno Biko, a 24-year-old male from Ohio, confessed to raping a female “transman” because he wanted to impregnate her and force her to bear his offspring.”

 

2018 USA Judge orders Missouri to provide hormone therapy and hair removal to transgender killer who is serving life in prison

“A federal judge has ordered that the state of Missouri must provide a transgender killer serving a life sentence with hormone replacement therapy, hair removal treatment, and access to ‘gender-affirming’ canteen items. Jessica Hicklin, 38, is a preoperative transgender woman who was born James Hicklin and was convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1995 during a drug-related crime in Clinton, Missouri.”

 

2016 Scotland Fury as transgender killer is allowed to live as a woman on female only prison wing 

“The fiend was pursuing a sex swap when he knifed John at least 16 times at his flat in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, in 2012. It came just hours after they met on a gay dating site. Baker was caged for a minimum of 19 years. He claimed to have acted in self defence but was convicted of murder and attempting to cover up his crime.”

Under Prison heading above, see “Row as transgender prisoner living as woman wins jail’s Miss Fitness competition by ‘country mile'” for more on this charmer.

See under Sex Crimes for Karen Jones, formerly Mark Jones.

 

2018 England ‘Call me Nicola’ Evil double murderer Ian Huntley in wig and make-up prison stunt

“No one actually believes he wants to be a woman – he just wants to get out of a male prison.”

 

Assault

2018 England: Beautician locked up for attacking constable weeks after pushing another officer on to Tube track

“Bregazzi has 64 previous convictions and has been diagnosed with a histrionic personality disorder.”

 

2017 Scotland: Transgender Woman Pleads Guilty to Videotaping Teen In Target Dressing Room

“She has a string of conviction for crimes including assaults, vandalism and resisting arrests. In 2010, she assaulted a nurse when he escaped a hospital in Crewe, Cheshire. Four years ago, she also admitted stalking a 13-year-old girl by sending her letters from her cell at Polmont Prison, near Falkirk.”

 

2016 USA: Transgender women on trial in Franklin robbery

“Harry Wilkins, 22, and Carlos Martinez, 20, have been charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly stealing money from a cab driver near the Clarion Hotel in Franklin Township on Nov. 5, 2016. Somerset County County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Parenti is arguing that Wilkins and Martinez wanted the taxi driver to drive them home to the Bronx in New York, but they allegedly sprayed the driver with pepper spray, threatened him with scissors, and took his money.”

 

 

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Updated 07.05.18