Transgender man convicted of assault for having sex with women who did not know he was using a prosthetic device
A transgender man was convicted of assault by penetration for having sexual relationships with three women who did not know he was using a prosthetic device.
Tarjit Singh, who was born a female and named Hannah Walters, was convicted over three relationships he had with women from June 2010 until March 2016.
“These victims have been deceived, betrayed and lied to in the most disturbing and traumatic of ways. One of the victims was just 16 years old when she met the defendant,” said Melissa Garner of the Crown Prosecution Service in the United Kingdom.
One of Singh’s victims said she wasn’t aware that he had female genitalia until months into their relationship when she found his strap-on prosthetic penis.
His victims said that Singh used clothing during sex in the dark to conceal the prosthetic.
“He looked like a guy, he acted like a guy,” said one victim about their sexual interactions.
He is accused of lashing out at his victims and being manipulative and abusive when they began to ask questions.
Singh was caught after one of his victims called police when he became abusive. They discovered the other two victims in the course of their investigation.
He claimed during the trial that the victims knew of his gender status.
“Singh has never admitted his crimes and has continued to claim that these victims were aware of his gender,” continued Garner. “The victims in this case have shown immense courage in coming to court and giving evidence.”
He was convicted of three counts of assault by penetration and six counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He also was convicted of making a threat after a trial.
“Sexual offences can be some of the most complex cases that we prosecute. I hope these convictions go some way in providing the victims with closure,” Garner concluded.
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