Hannah Walters/Tarjit Singh

Hannah Walters/Tarjit Singh, a violent female who identifies as a trans man, was convicted in May 2022 at Snaresbrook Crown Court of three counts of assault by penetration, six counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and one count of making a threat to kill.

Walters/Singh, 34, was sentenced to ten years in prison in July 2022.

The offending took place over six years between 2010 and 2016 and all three female victims were young and vulnerable, including a girl in care who had just turned 16 and was estranged from her family after being previously sexually abused. The first victim was approached via Facebook and third victim met Walters/Singh after receiving a message through the dating website Plenty of Fish in 2014. All were threatened, abused and tricked into believing Walters/Singh to be be male via the use of a prosthetic penis. One victim had her nose fractured and was doused with lighter fluid and threatened with being set alight.

The judge said Walters/Singh had been “aware that these women were vulnerable” and had deceived them by “not truly revealing” being born biologically female. Singh even told one victim they had been born male, had a sex change to become female, and now wanted to be male again.

The court heard that Walters/Singh also has multiple previous convictions including false imprisonment, perverting the course of justice, administering a noxious substance, having a Taser, going equipped, causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

In a victim impact statement, one of the victims said she suffers from PTSD, anxiety, and questions whether she should be alive as she struggles with what happened to her. She is scared of new people and the relationship with her new partner has been affected.

All headlines referred to Walters/Singh as a ‘Transgender man’ unlike how (the much more common) male transgender offenders are routinely referred to as ‘Woman’ (rather than as ‘Transgender woman’).

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Media reports

BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-62321443 archive

The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tarjit-singh-transgender-man-tricked-women-b2132199.html archive

Sky News https://news.sky.com/story/transgender-man-tarjit-singh-who-tricked-women-into-sexual-relationships-jailed-for-10-years-12660057 archive

Sky News https://news.sky.com/story/tarjit-singh-transgender-man-tricked-women-into-sexual-relationships-by-using-prosthetic-penis-12621386 archive

Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11054139/Transgender-man-tricked-women-Plenty-Fish-sex-fake-penis-jailed-10-years.html archive