Paris Lees

Paris Lees, a male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted of robbery committed at the age of 16 and sentenced to two years in a young offenders’ institution aged 18.

Lees describes the incident in The Guardian

“I fell for rent boys who made cash by pimping out younger lads like me. One that I was sweet on suggested we rob a client and, to my shame, I agreed. The police got us, but my friend refused to attend court and my life began to disintegrate – the judge was hell-bent on sentencing us together. The case dragged and I dropped any intention of transition – and out of college. I was sentenced to two years.”

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Media reports:

The Guardian  archive