Robert/Rebecca Ormrod

Robert David Ormrod/Rebecca Louise Ormrod, a violent male who identifies as a transgender woman, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court in 2016 of six counts of rape of a young girl, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ormrod was also convicted of sexual assault and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity after abusing a six-year-old boy and another young girl.

The rapes committed by Ormrod were perpetrated over a six year period when the young victim was aged between eight and 14 – she was frightened into silence by Ormrod telling her she would be drowned if she told anyone. Ormrod claimed he was hearing voices and had an ‘alter-ego’, and was also on suicide watch in prison after self harming.

In December 2021, Ormrod was convicted of attacking an emergency worker at HMP Isle of Wight, a high security male prison housing some of the UK’s most violent sex offenders. Media coverage revealed that Ormrod now identifies as a transgender woman called Rebecca.

Ormrod was under constant watch with a prison officer standing outside the cell due to mental health concerns. The prisoner blocked the observation panel and started banging their head against the wall, so a prison officer entered the cell. Ormrod was abusive and swore, then spat at the officer’s forearm and leg; spittle is considered a weapon as it has the potential to cause disease.

A £200 financial penalty, with £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge was imposed, however, Ormrod will serve seven days in jail in lieu of the financial penalty.

Media reports

Isle of Wight County Press https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/19794625.child-rapist-spat-hmp-isle-wight-prison-officer/ archive

Isle of Wight County Press https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/19760387.child-rapist-accused-attacking-isle-wight-prison-officer/attacking-isle-wight-prison-officer/

Liverpool Echo https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/child-rapist-who-threatened-drown-11193754 archive

St Helens Star https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/14433964.child-rapist-who-threatened-to-drown-his-victim-is-jailed-for-20-years/