Mark Turton / Kristen Lukess

Mark Turton/ Kristen Lukess, (aka Christopher Lewis) a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was jailed for seven years on two counts of rape of a female child and has since been jailed twice for breaching the terms of a of Sexual Offences Protection Order (SOPO) banning Lukess from living with children. Most recently, Lukess was given 20 months immediate imprisonment for a SOPO breach in 2016.

Shortly after release from prison in 2008, Turton was jailed for 18 months at Truro Crown Court for four SOPO breaches. Turton had been staying with a woman and her children in Cornwall two or three times a week. She was eight months pregnant with Lukess’ child without knowing the defendant’s sexual offending history. Turton, then 43, admitted the four breaches and one of failing to notify the police of a change of address.  Judge Christopher Elwen said Turton was considered at high risk of re-offending, saying “It was felt you should not be alone with female children, and what concerned the authorities was your relationship with a vulnerable woman with young children.”

Following release from prison, Turton underwent surgery to live as a trans woman and changed his name to Kristen Lukess.

In January 2016, Lukess, 50, was jailed at Plymouth Crown Court for 20 months, for breaching the SOPO by staying at a woman’s address for four nights a week in Aug/Sep 2015 and sleeping in the room next to her 11-year-old son. Lukess had failed to tell her of previous sexual offending against a child and had reportedly pressured her into staying with her by inundating her with texts, emails and messages over social media.

The court was told Lukess had been struggling with transition following gender reassignment. Defending, Nick Bradley said: ‘The victim’s statement says that Lukess was clearly in a state of some distress as to whether she had made the right decision.”

After the latest sentencing, Lukess’s Sexual Offences Prevention Order was replaced with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, imposed where an offender’s behavior suggests that they may re-offend.

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Media reports: 

Plymouth Herald

Daily Mail

Daily Mirror