A transgender prisoner who sexually assaulted female inmates has been moved to a male prison that houses the UK’s most dangerous men. Karen White, who identifies as a woman and is now transitioning, was given a life sentence after raping two women and sexually assaulting two female prisoners while being held on remand. The 52-year-old, who is legally male, has now been incarcerated at HMP Wakefield – nicknamed the Monster Mansion due to its many high profile and inmates.
White was previously kept on remand at female prison HMP New Hall, where offenders can keep their own chickens and have showers in their cells. A source told the Mirror: ‘It must be a bit of an eye-opener to go from New Hall to Wakefield, to put it mildly.’
She began identifying as a woman around the time she was remanded into custody, awaiting trial, the court was also told. White then attacked two women while at New Hall in between September and October last year, while on remand for stabbing a 66-year-old neighbor with a steak knife.
The defendant also freely admitted to probation officers she was sexually interested in children and could abuse a child and ‘think nothing of it’.