This page is about crime committed by confirmed male-born transgender people 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 so far as I’m aware. Certainly nobody is trying to suggest that all transgender people are criminals, and I don’t know why this accusation ever gets made by anyone.
But the rate of violent and sexual crimes committed by male trans people is much higher than the rate for such crimes committed by women – including those who transition because they identify as men. And many of the sexual crimes committed by trans people 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 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”.
One major concern and the main reason for highlighting violent crimes committed by trans people is that there are rapists in women’s prisons. But how how many trans people are actually outside committing serious violent and/or sex crimes? It’s impossibe to know 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. 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 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.
Below are the 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.
Update: 09.09.18 I’ve moved the section on Prison to a separate page here.
Added: 18.03.20 Check out this Tumblr blog for lists of various crimes committed by men, some of whom are trans-identifying.
Well, who’d have thunk it?
Offences by men who identify as female ‘are distorting crime figures’ The Mail 10.07.21
Contrary to popular rumour
Transgender homicide rate ‘remarkably low’ despite cries of ‘national epidemic’ Washington Times 08.12.19
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.
Here are other stories in date order, newest at the top:
England 2021: Harrogate paedophile jailed for 22 years for 86 sex attacks The Stray Ferret 17.05.21
England 2021: Transgender paedophile once jailed for raping girl, four, attacked prison guard after her razors were removed ‘making her gender dysphoria worse’ while serving time for making bomb threats Mail 04.05.21
Scotland 2021: Dundee teenager Denen Steven Anderson walks free from court after baby rape video conviction Courier 12.04.21
USA 2021: Transgender YouTube star ‘downloaded child sex abuse images while running child care service’ Metro 26.02.21
See also: The BBC’s failure to report gender identity accurately James Kirkup17.07.20
New Zealand 2020: Doctor, Now ‘Transgender’, Denied Parole After Drugging, Sexually Assaulting Patients: David Lim Women Are Human 28.02.20
New Zealand 2020: Man, Transgender, Admits to Kidnap & Torture of 3 Women, Stabbing of 1 with “HIV” Hypodermic Needle: Blaine (né Wayne) Maney Women Are Human 29.01.20
Canada 2020: Dartmouth woman awaits sentencing for sexually assaulting caregiver Chronicle Herald 24.01.20
New Zealand 2019: Extensive supervision order granted to strictly monitor ‘high risk’ HIV positive recidivist child sex offender NZHerald 20.08.19
England 2019:Shropshire Star 15.08.19
England 2019: Sheffield newspaper lies about sex of paedophile found with over 1,000 indecent images of children The Star 15.07.19
Pakistan 2019: Male Transgender & Trans Activist Removed As Women’s March Organizer Over Child Rape, Threat Allegations Women Are Human 01.06.19
England 2019: Transgender ex-soldier had child rape images Plymouth Herald 20.05.19
England 2019: [Trans] Woman attacks people with hammer outside KFC in shocking road rage video Liverpool Echo 10.05.19
England 2019: Northants transgender sex offender used fake identity to speak to woman on Facebook Northampton Chronicle 29.03.19
Canada 2019: Transgender Sex Offender Who Targets Girls Under 8-Yrs-Old is Released into Community: Madilyn Harks (née Matthew Harks) Women are Human 23.03.19
Canada 2019: Convicted pedophile back in custody after federal government revokes supervision order Global News 29.03.19
Canada 2019: Vancouver Island man who secretly filmed woman on toilet gets conditional discharge CBC 14.02.19
USA 2019: Transgender woman arrested accused of sexually assaulting teen in Walmart bathroom KXII 13.02.19
Scotland 2019: Mum of supermarket toilet sex assault victim warns freed attacker could strike again Dundee Courier
On the same story: Female-only spaces ‘must be given greater protection’ The Times 06.02.19
Canada 2018: Transgender woman gets 18-month sentence for sexually assaulting daughter The Star 30.10.19
USA 2018: Transgender Proponent of Mixed-Sex Showers, Locker Rooms Raped Deaf Woman: Johanna Wolf Women are Human 04.01.19
USA 2018: Three Men – Including Transgender – Sexually Enslave, Torture 14-Year-Old Girl Women are Human 03.7.18
England 2018: Male cop jailed for online child sex offences has been released and is now a woman Sun 12.11.18
England 2018: Transgender prisoner born a male who sexually assaulted female inmates after being jailed for rape is sentenced to life Telegraph 11.10.18
AND YET THE NEWSPAPER STILL REFERS TO HIM AS ‘SHE’ THROUGHOUT!
England 2018: Trans woman, 41, pretended to be a boy to groom a girl Metro 1.10.18
England 2018: Rapist transgender woman found guilty despite calling new abuse case ‘b*****ks’ Metro 08.09.18
England 2018 Transgender person accused of rape is remanded into female prison and sexually assaults inmates within days Telegraph 06.09.18
2018 USA: Man Hides Past as Child Rapist by Becoming Transgender, Changing Name: Allison (née Dennis) Woolbert Women are Human 02.06.18
Canada 2018: Transgender convict gets 10 years for 2 sex assaults, declared dangerous offender CBC News 22.05.18
2018 Scotland: Convicted paedophile starts secret new life as a woman Scottish Sun
2018 England Convicted sex offender Lana Laws, avoids jail after breaching order Kent Online
2017 England Woman posed as teenage girl on Facebook to entice young boys to perform sex acts The Mirror
2017 England: ‘Pure evil’ monster and his transgender lover locked up for life Coventry Telegraph
2017 USA Transgender woman is convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl Daily Mail 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
2016 England: Transgender woman David aka Davina Ayrton jailed for raping teenager BBC
2017 England Woman sentenced for images of child sex abuse and possession of extreme pornography Somerset Live
2017 England Woman caught with extreme animal porn celebrates as she walks free from court Liverpool Echo
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
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.”
USA 2017: Registered Sex Offender Gets Prison for Raping 15-Year-Old USA News
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
Australia 2021: Serial killer Reginald Arthurell’s new life as ’Regina’ NZ Herald 05.05.21
USA 2020: Texas Grandfather’s Live-In “Girlfriend” Beat 20-Month-Old Girl to Death, Gets Life in Prison People.com 16.11.21
New Zealand 2019: Dimetrius Pairama, 17, tortured and murdered in Auckland by transgender woman and man WARNING: Extremely upsetting details.
USA 2018: Media Blackout on Dana Rivers “Michfest” Murder Trial GenderTrending 13.08.19
USA 2019: Cambron sentenced to prison for killing of boy in Cherokee Park 21.06.19
USA 2019: Local child killer changes gender while on death row 14.03.19
USA 2018: Maine teen says struggles with gender identity led to him brutally stabbing his parents Newsweek 06.12.18
USA 2018: Albuquerque transgender woman charged with murdering baby KOB4 10.12.18
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)
2017 USA Woman arrested over violent triple murder of lesbian couple and adopted son (Dana Rivers)
See under Sex Crimes for Karen Jones, formerly Mark Jones.
USA 2000: Turning Tale Phoenix New Times 19.10.2000
Ireland: Suspended sentence for woman (actually a man) who poured boiling water over man’s face Irish Times 20.10.20
USA: She Said She Hated White People. Then She Attacked With Pepper Spray NY Times 11.03.19
Australia 2019: Evie Amati sentenced to nine years’ prison for 7-Eleven axe attack 18.01.19
England 2018: Drunken transgender women stamp on defenceless teen in train station attack The Mirror 10.11.18
2018 Scotland: Transgender prisoner branded one of Scotland’s most dangerous scalded in revenge for razor attack Daily Record
USA 2021: Mosque bombing convict wants transgender identity recognized Associated Press 24.08.21
England: Brighton hammer thief spared prison because she is trangender Brighton Argus 27.02.20
USA 2018: ‘LET’S TAKE IT OUTSIDE!’ Furious transgender woman threatens shop worker after he calls him ‘sir’ not ‘maam’ The Sun 28.12.18
England 2018: Trans woman jailed for explosives offence wins legal right to change gender Independent 17.10.18
England 2018: Trans offender seeks to wipe crimes as a man from record Times 09.09.18
Screenshots of stories from elsewhere
Page updated: 18.03.20