Transgender prison inmate who sexually assaulted women jailed for life

Karen White attacked two women in 2017 while on remand at HMP New Hall, in Wakefield, for other offences.

White, 52, who is transitioning, was described as a “predator” who was a danger to women and children.

The court heard White, who was born male and now identifies as a woman, used her “transgender persona” to put herself in contact with vulnerable women.

Passing sentence, Judge Christopher Batty said: “You are a predator and highly manipulative and in my view you are a danger.

“You represent a significant risk of serious harm to children, to women and to the general public.”

She must serve a minimum of nine-and-a-half years for rape, sexual assault and wounding.

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