Aiden Riley

Aiden/Sarah Riley, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was jailed for two years and eight months for stabbing another male teenager in 2008. Riley will only be released from prison when authorities judge it is safe to do so and will be supervised for life.

Riley, 18, was on probation for another violent assault when he stabbed Derek Graham, also 18, in Aberfeldy, Perthshire. The knife went through Mr Graham’s chest wall, penetrating his left lung and leaving him “lucky to escape with his life”.

Riley was originally charged with attempted murder but Perth Sheriff Court accepted Riley’s guilty plea to a reduced charge of assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of the victim’s life.

At the High Court in Edinburgh in May 2008, Lord Uist criticised the prosecutors in the case, saying: “I’m appalled the Crown think this is a suitable case for the sheriff court.” The case was referred to Crown Court for sentencing as Sheriff Robert McCreadie QC decided that his powers of punishment were not robust enough to deal with Riley.

Riley was reportedly carrying on a sexual relationship with child murderer Henry Williamson at HMP Castle Huntly, a men’s open prison near Dundee that prepares offenders for release. Williamson murdered nine year old schoolboy Neil Wyse, and was jailed for life in 1993.

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