Peter Trigger

Peter Trigger
Photo via Northampton Chronicle

Peter Trigger, a male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted at Northampton Magistrates’ Court in 2012 for three breaches of an ASBO imposed in 2008, and sent to Crown Court for sentencing. Trigger, 62, received a 12-month community order with supervision and a tagged curfew, to coincide with the time constraints of the ASBO to ensure there is no repeat of wearing a skirt when prohibited from doing so.

The court was told Trigger “wants, for want of a better phrase, to be a girl. He’s the way he is and that’s why he feels victimised.”

Peter Trigger
Photo via Northampton Chronicle

The five-year ASBO was imposed in December 2008 after repeatedly, for over a year, waiting near a primary school in the town dressed as a schoolgirl in a local school’s uniform when children were on their way to and from school, following children and behaving in an inappropriate manner. As well as dressing as a schoolgirl, Trigger was also often seen wearing a knee-length lab coat with what appeared to be nothing underneath.

Specifically, the ASBO banned Trigger from wearing a skirt or showing bare legs on a school day between 8.30am and 10am, and 2.45pm and 4pm. The defendant was also banned from behaving in a manner which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to others.

Media reports:

BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/northamptonshire/8665203.stm

Northants Telegraph http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/man-dressed-in-britney-spears-schoolgirl-outfit-gets-asbo-1-721827

Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cross-dresser-faces-jail-after-breaching-748046

Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7188738/Man-breached-Asbo-by-dressing-as-a-schoolgirl.html

Northampton Chronicle http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/northampton-cross-dresser-tagged-to-ensure-he-doesn-t-wear-school-skirt-and-blazer-at-key-times-1-3637293