An inmate in a British female prison sexually assaulted multiple fellow inmates, and it turns out the predator is actually a man, formerly known as Steve, who “identifies” as a lesbian woman.
These days, according to The Telegraph, the 52-year-old is officially known as Karen White, but was born with the name Stephen Wood. At the time of the assaults, White was undergoing sex reassignment, but had not had surgery, The Telegraph reported.
White didn’t hesitate to prey on the female inmates. Within weeks of arriving in prison, he began making lewd comments toward another inmate before he forced himself on her, according to the Telegraph.
That was not White’s only victim. He was accused of four sexual assaults in total between September and November last year, according to The Guardian. He confessed to at least two of the attacks.
He was finally moved to an all-male prison, according to PJ Media.
It’s good that he won’t be able to assault any more women in his new prison, but he should have been in the all-male prison to begin with.
The female prison where White committed his assaults did not only have female prisoners. It also had children. The prison contains a mother-and-baby unit that can accommodate up to 10 infants aged under 2, according to The Times.
This fact becomes even more shocking considering White’s past convictions.
White is a convicted pedophile who was previously jailed in 2001 for an attack on a child, according to PJ Media.
Putting a convicted male pedophile into an all-female prison with infants and toddlers is not just a simple mistake. This is an example of negligence in the name of being “progressive.”
Social media users were disgusted at the news.
Convicted paedophile Karen White, born Stephen Wood, had not undergone full surgery, when accused of repeatedly raping a woman in 2016 sexually assaults inmates within days of entering female prison.https://t.co/s1thfYD7pq via @telegraphnews
— This is (@MeB41AEnds) September 6, 2018
Convicted paedophile Karen White, who was born Stephen Wood, was undergoing gender reassignment, but had not undergone full surgery, when she was accused of repeatedly raping a woman in 2016.
But yeah, this never happens.
— Janice (@Janice5e) September 6, 2018
The more I read about this the angrier I get. These women were basically trapped in a building with a rapist. A rapist who took his chance. If anyone can justify the decision to prioritise an ideology over vulnerable women I would be amazed. #KarenWhite https://t.co/2PyrwY3zjU
— Shonagh Dillon (@ShonaghDillon) September 7, 2018
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice claimed that it made a mistake by not looking at the predator’s history when he was transferred to the female prison, but said the offender’s history is typically taken into account.
Considering the number of transgender sexual predators in prison in the U.K., it’s a mistake could easily happen again.
A government survey found that there were 125 total transgender inmates in England and Wales, and 60 of them were serving time for a sexual offence, according to BBC News.
It is likely that there are even more because the list doesn’t include those who already have a gender recognition certificate.
As long as men are moved into female prisons, it is inevitable that human error will allow another case like this one to fall through the cracks.
In the United States, President Donald Trump’s administration has taken steps to avoid something similiar here by sensibly relying on an inmate’s biological sex to determine what facility the inmate will be house in, according to a report in The New York Times in May. (Naturally, The Times didn’t like that one bit. The headline was “Federal Prisons Roll Back Rules Protecting Transgender People.”)
But U.K. prison officials are finding out what the Trump administration already knows — and liberals and The New York Times will never accept.
Men shouldn’t be put into women’s prisons at all.
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