Nathan Bird

Nathan Bird
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Nathan Bird, a male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted of possessing prohibited images of children and three counts of making indecent photos or pseudo photos of a child.

Bird, 19, was given a non-custodial sentence (a three year community order) at Cardiff Crown Court on 21 November 2016. Later that day, Bird was found dead after falling from a shopping centre car park in Newport, Wales.

Following arrest, Bird had been held on remand at HMP Parc a Category B men’s private prison and Young Offenders Institution in Bridgend and the defendant’s mother was quoted as saying “I know while there he tried to harm himself.” She also said that “Nat was in the process of changing gender from male to female” and that her son had “gender issues and struggled with social situations”. Bird had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of seven.

 

Media reports

Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/teenager-took-life-hours-after-13582531

Metro http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/07/transgender-student-takes-own-life-after-being-caught-with-child-pornography-6909895/