Geoffrey Rainey Kelly

Geoffrey Rainey Kelly
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Belfast Telegraph

Geoffrey Rainey Kelly, a violent male transvestite, was sentenced to four months in prison in July 2019 at Dungannon Magistrates Court in Northern Ireland after breaching the terms of his Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) . The sentence was deemed “necessary to protect the public”.

The SOPO was imposed after Kelly was previously convicted of two sexual offences while dressed as a woman.

In June 2019, Kelly was then found wandering the corridors of a Co Tyrone school and trying handles on the doors of rooms while wearing a blonde wig and stereotypically female clothes (a white skirt and pink jacket, with a string of pearls around his neck). Kelly, 35, was therefore remanded into custody for breaching the terms of his SOPO which bans him from coming within 20 metres of schools or anywhere that under-18s gather.

At Dungannon Magistrates’ Court Judge McGarrity threw out Kelly’s bail application, stating: “There is high risk of re-offending and potential for non-adherence to bail conditions.”

Kelly had been previously convicted of sexual assault at East Tyrone Magistrates’ Court in 2016 after he attacked a woman in a supermarket. In 2017 he was convicted of a further sexual offence against a 16 year old girl after fully undressing in a boutique changing room and then indecently exposing himself to the young shop assistant. He was sentenced to probation in November 2018 following conviction and arrested at the school just seven months later.

See also Gavin Scott, another transvestite who similarly used the pretext of store changing rooms to sexually assault female shop assistants, including a 17 year old girl.

*Update November 2019*

Due to time spent on remand, Kelly was freed the week after the four month sentence was handed down. Just weeks later, he appeared in court accused of again breaching his SOPO on October 24, 2019 by entering a nursing home for elderly residents in Aughnacloy.

The case was adjourned until January 2020.

Media reports

Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sex-offender-who-entered-care-home-in-breach-of-ban-38711583.html

Belfast Live https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/sex-offender-jailed-after-being-16677336

Belfast Telegraph
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sex-offender-found-wandering-school-dressed-as-woman-38235853.html archive

Irish News
https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/06/20/news/convicted-sex-offender-caught-wandering-the-corridors-of-a-county-tyrone-school-dressed-as-a-woman–1645716/

Tyrone Times
https://www.tyronetimes.co.uk/news/man-charged-with-sexual-assault-on-woman-banned-from-coalisland-1-7296505

Ulster Herald
https://ulsterherald.com/2019/06/22/sex-offender-caught-wandering-school-dressed-as-woman/

The UK Paedophile Database
https://theukdatabase.net/2019/06/21/geoffrey-kelly-fivemiletown/