A trans person with a history of sexual violence has been convicted and sentenced to nine years in jail in West Yorkshire, England for violently abusing a woman.
Zara Jade, 54, was sentenced at the Bradford Crown Court on March 27 after earlier pleading guilty to charges that include false imprisonment, assault and robbery.
Jade imprisoned her female partner by tying her to a chair using tights. She stabbed her and stole money from the woman’s bank account at an apartment in Halifax, England.
Jade previously served five years in jail for a rape conviction in 1998 and another sex crime conviction in 2013.
After serving two-thirds of her jail sentence, Jade will be eligible for early release. She will be on probation for three years and is barred from contacting the victim. She will serve her jail sentence in a male prison due to new government rules banning trans women with male genitalia from being housed with female inmates. The new prison rules angered trans activists.
A Canadian government study published this year looking into trans inmates in federal prisons revealed that most trans women (i.e., males who identify as women) were convicted of serious violent offenses and sex crimes, with over half of their sex victims being children. The UK and US governments do not publish data on trans inmates.
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