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.