Paul Williams

Paul Williams, a violent male transvestite and repeat sex offender, was jailed in 2006 after he constructed a detailed plan to sexually assault a particular woman while serving a prison sentence. 

Liverpool Crown Court heard reports from a psychologist and a probation officer that Williams – at that time, aged 39 – presents a high risk of sexual harm to women and children.

He had previous convictions for burglary during which he stole women’s underwear, indecent exposure and indecent assault. He also stole clothing belonging to his girlfriend, including underwear, and other items which he defaced with obscenities or destroyed.

Fifteen hundred pages of “graphic and disturbing” letters and photographs featuring his intended victim were recovered. He was imprisoned for two years plus an extended license of three years, and was given a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) lasting for six years.

However, because of the danger he posed Williams served the whole term in prison and had the SOPO increased so it would effectively be life long. He was banned from wearing women’s clothes and make up, associating with minors or having pictures of women.

In 2014 Williams was convicted of two breaches of the SOPO after he was discovered to be in possession of photographs of women on his phone (which he tried to delete on discovery) and in his home. 

Judge Mark Brown jailed him for six months, telling Williams: “I’m satisfied both from your criminal record and also from what is said about your offending in the pre sentence report that you are a sexual predator who is potentially a very dangerous individual.

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