Carrie Cooper

Carrie Cooper
Photo: Hampshire Police

Carrie/Carys/Gary Cooper, a male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted in 2012 of sexual activity with a child, meeting a child following sexual grooming and five counts of taking indecent photographs and making an indecent video. Relating to a second victim Cooper admitted meeting a child following sexual grooming and raping a child under 13 and had posed as a teenage girl on social media platform tagged.com in order to meet the victims. 

Cooper, then aged 47, was jailed for 14 years and four months at Winchester Crown Court. 

The girls’ ordeals were described as wreaking ‘incalculable psychological damage’.

While serving the sentence in a male prison (HMP Isle of Wight) another child came forward to report sexual offending against her by Cooper between 2007 and 2012, starting when she was just 7 years old. Cooper was convicted of eight charges of sexual assault of a child under 13 and one charge of assault by penetration of a child under the age of 13.

The fact that Cooper is being held at men’s sex offender prisons prisons HMP Littlehey and HMP Isle Of Wight indicates the defendant does not have a gender recognition certificate (GRC) and has therefore most likely self-identified as a transgender woman.

UK Paedophile Database: https://theukdatabase.com/2012/11/14/gary-cooper-hertford/

Media reports

Metro https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/08/rapist-transgender-woman-found-guilty-despite-calling-new-abuse-case-bks-7925539/

Metro https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/06/rapist-transgender-woman-says-new-child-abuse-case-is-a-load-of-bks-7919870/

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6129473/HMP-Littlehey-transgender-child-rapist-prisoner-trial-abusing-girl-St-Albans-Crown-Court.html

Hertfordshire Mercury https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/transgender-woman-appears-court-accused-1040581 archive

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233335/Gary-Cooper-Devious-paedophile-raped-girl-12-groomed-victim-online-posing-teenager.html archive 

BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-20330163 archive