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Half of Transgender Prisoners Could be Sex Offenders: Predatory Inmates are ‘Falsely’ Defining Their Gender to Target Vulnerable Women, Charity Warns

Davina Ayrton (pictured, outside court last year) was jailed for eight years in 2016 for raping a 15-year-old girl, while she was known as David. PHOTO: Daily Mail/PA
  • Under government proposals adults will be able to choose their own sex legally
  • Charities claim this will lead to spike in trans inmates transferring to female jails
  • But campaigners say putting trans inmates in male prisons puts them in harm
  • Five trans inmates in male jails have killed themselves in the past two years

By Alex Matthews | 19 November 2017

DAILY MAIL — Half of transgender prisoners could be sex offenders with predator inmates ‘falsely’ defining their gender in a bid to get access to vulnerable women, a charity has warned.

Under new government proposals adults will soon be able to choose their sex legally, without the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

Experts are concerned this will lead to a spike in the number of trans inmates transferring to female prisons, which could put others in a danger.

The British Psychological Society has also warned that some men convicted of sex crimes have ‘falsely claimed’ to be trans in an effort to ‘seek better access to females and young children through presenting in a female way’, reports the Sunday Times[…]

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