Male prison for trans rapist
A RAPIST who now identifies as a woman was sent to a male prison yesterday.
Lexi-Rose Crawford, 24, was jailed for nine years after being convicted of rape and assault by penetration.
Bristol Crown Court heard the attack happened in 2019 when Crawford went to the victim’s home to play video games after contacting her on Facebook.
Gregory Gordon, prosecuting, said Crawford had assaulted the woman, who repeatedly asked her to stop, before raping her.
Crawford had denied the charges, saying she had “blacked out” and had no memory of the incident.
The court heard Crawford had committed the offences soon after being released on licence from a four-year prison term for sexual activity with a child, which took place in 2017. Judge Michael Longman called the attack “shocking” and told Crawford she must serve two thirds of her sentence before being released.
He said the convictions were “particularly serious” given Crawford’s history of offending and the rape having occurred in the victim’s home.
Crawford must also sign the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely and is under a restraining order preventing her from contacting the woman.
In a victim statement, the woman said she had had suicidal thoughts since the attack, suffered flashbacks and nightmares and had to move house.
It is understood Crawford, born Dominic Risden, was sent to a male prison in line with government guidance in February.
It states transgender women offenders will not be housed in women’s prisons if they have male genitalia or have committed sexual offences.