Paul/Melissa Wilson

Paul/Melissa Wilson (aka Dan Thompson), a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court in 2021 of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order imposed for repeated offences related to possessing indecent images of children.

In total, Wilson had six previous convictions for 39 offences and has consistently breached court orders previously – in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In August 2015, Wilson was jailed for four years with an extended four years on licence for threats to kill, possession of prohibited images and breaching notification requirements.

Wilson’s offending involved bypassing security on computers at Liverpool Central Library and Toxteth Library to search for indecent images of very young children using search terms such as “Harry Potter erotica with a focus on Hermione Granger”, “children porn” and “young girls modelling underwear” An alter ego of Wilson, named Dan Thompson, reported the actions to the police, apparently in a bid to return to prison.

Wilson, 34, appeared in court for sentencing via videolink from HMP Altcourse (a men’s category B prison) and reportedly has Asperger’s and multiple personality disorder.

Wilson was first convicted in April 2008 for possession of indecent images of children and was given a community order (breached twice the same year) and was then jailed for possession of more indecent images of children.

Image via LancsLive

Media reports

Liverpool Echo https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/paedophile-used-library-computers-find-20624991 archive

LancsLive https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/pervert-searched-harry-potter-erotica-20628188