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 archive

Isle of Wight County Press

Liverpool Echo archive

St Helens Star archive