Transgender prisoner sexually assaulted inmates at all-female prison
By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline 13:33 BST 11 Oct 2018, updated 00:12 BST 12 Oct 2018
‘Predator’ Karen White used a ‘transgender persona’ to attack vulnerable women, a court has heard. He is pictured in March this year, during his time in a women’s prison ‘Predator’ Karen White used a ‘transgender persona’ to attack vulnerable women, a court has heard. He is pictured in March this year, during his time in a women’s prison The prison service has apologised after a transgender sex offender was placed in an all-female prison and went on to sexually assault two women inmates.
Karen White was born a man but – despite having a history of sex attacks – was placed in women’s prison HMP New Hall after telling authorities of his identification as a woman.
While in the women’s prison, ‘predator’ White sexually assaulted two female inmates.
Prosecutors said White- who appeared in court via video link wearing a patterned blouse and glasses with shoulder-length blond hair- used a ‘transgender persona’ to gain access to vulnerable females.
The 52-year-old- who was previously convicted in 2001 for indecent assault and gross indecency with a child- has now been ordered to serve a life sentence for the jail sex attacks and two rapes carried out when he was still a man.
The prison service today admitted mistakes were made when White was assigned to the all-female jail.
A spokesman said: ‘We apologise sincerely for the mistakes which were made in this case. While we work to manage all prisoners, including those who are transgender, sensitively and in line with the law, we are clear that the safety of all prisoners must be our absolute priority.’Transgender prisoner sexually assaulted inmates at all-female prisonKaren White, who was born male but is now transitioning to become a woman while in men's prison HMP Leeds, was jailed for two rapes, two sexual assaults and one...