Marcus Hance

Marcus Hance, a violent male transvestite, was convicted in July 2000 of attempted rape and attempted kidnap and sentenced to 10 years in prison. When arrested, Hance was wearing items of women’s clothing, including stockings and other belongings were found nearby.

Hance, 32, put together a “rape kit” of all the items he would need to carry out the attack on a footpath near Exeter University. It included a knife, balaclava, gloves, tights to tie up and gag his victim, and condoms. He prepared his attack with “meticulous and chilling” attention to detail to ensure that there would be no forensic link between him and his victim, including removing his body/nasal hair and trimming his finger nails.

Mr Justice Butterfield told Hance “The woman was severely traumatised and is still constantly affected by her recollections of this dreadful incident. The risk you present to women at this time is real and substantial. The sentence I impose will contain an element within it representing the protection of the public.”

In 2015, Hance pleaded guilty to failing to comply with notification requirements following release. He was fined £100 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and was reported as being detained.

A 2018 coroners’ report into Hance’s death from a drug overdose is available here.

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