Emma Davies

Emma Davies, a male who identifies as a transgender woman, was convicted at Workington Magistrates Court on 14 May 2024 of making indecent images of children.

Davies also admitted failing to surrender to court bail the previous day and spun magistrates a yarn about being too scared to attend court due to fears of being misgendered. Other trans-identified offenders who have failed to attend court are listed under this tag.

Davies said: “Because of who I now am, although the responsibility is now mine, the person I used to be, throughout my life, this has always been there. “I was having to face who I used to be. I was terrified. I didn’t know how you were going to address me in court. That played with my anxiety.” Referring to a name change, Davies added: “It’s a legal status now and everything.” This suggests Davies was arrested under a male name (which wasn’t reported so cannot be checked as to previous convictions) and may also indicate another case of so-called Prison Onset Gender Dysphoria where declaration of a trans identity is made after criminal charges have been brought.

Statements such as “the person I used to be” also suggest (like at least two other trans-identified male sex offenders Peter/Jasmine Challands and Amy Gray) that it was a ‘former’ male self responsible for the offending and not some different person they now claim to be.

Davies, 59, of Frizington, Cumbria was granted bail until sentencing on June 12, with conditions not to reside at any premises where children under the age of 18 are present and not to have any unsupervised contact with children under 18. Bail being granted apparently means Davies can carry on working at Asda where it is unknown how these conditions could possibly be met unless Davies is accompanied by another staff member at all times.

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