Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, has over 50 convictions, dating back to a conviction for indecent assault in 1994.

More recently, Smith was convicted of making indecent images of children in 2018 and received a suspended jail term and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) for ten years. Smith, 56, was then found guilty in 2020 of breaching the SHPO and sentenced to a three year community order at Newcastle Crown Court .

Despite the SHPO preventing Smith from having unsupervised or online contact with children under 16, police found online messages between Smith and a girl, 14, which showed they had been in regular contact. A relative of the girl had warned Smith off and said the victim was 14, but this had no effect.

All media coverage referred to Smith as a ‘female’ sex offender.

Media reports

Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8822907/Female-sex-offender-56-banned-contacting-children-avoids-jail.html archive

Newcastle Chronicle https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/tyneside-woman-convicted-indecent-images-19073883 archive

The UK & Ireland Paedophile Database https://uk-database.org/2020/10/11/rachel-smith-east-howdon/