Christopher Worton/Zoe Lynes

Christopher Worton/Zoe Lynes
Photo: Worcester News

Christopher Worton/Zoe Lynes, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted in 2014 of five counts of rape against a (female) child aged between 13 and 15.

Worton /Lynes, received an unknown custodial sentence in a Young Offenders’ Institute and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).

In January 2019, Worton/Lynes was convicted at Worcester Magistrates Court of breaching the terms of the SHPO by visiting the home of an acquaintance while a young child was present. Worton/Lynes was ordered by the court to pay a £93 fine, a £30 victim surcharge and £135 in court costs.

Reports in the media used female pronouns for Worton/Lynes despite the convicted child rapist being named in court documentation as Christopher Worton (though apparently having assumed the name Zoe Lynes in 2017 i.e. post-conviction).

Worton/Lynes’ barrister also told the court the defendant had “experienced isolation as a result of her gender transition”, although being a convicted child rapist could also seem a likely explanation.

Media reports

Mumsnet https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3489300-Another-rapist-paedophile-changing-gender-erasing-previous-identity?pg=1

Worcester News https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17384498.worcester-transgender-woman-previously-convicted-of-rape-breaches-order/ archive

Malvern Gazette https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/regional/17384498.worcester-transgender-woman-previously-convicted-of-rape-breaches-order/

UK & Ireland Paedophile Database https://theukdatabase.com/2019/01/26/zoe-lynes-christopher-worton-worcester/