Duchesne County woman pleads guilty to child sex abuse committed while she was a man

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  • Stormwalker Cleveland , OH
    Aug. 26, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    @neece:

    I was responding to the comment above mine, that had some inaccuracy about transgender people. I do a lot of advocacy work for the trans community, including speaking to medical students, nursing students, and allied health workers, as well as work to educate the general public.

    The amount of disinformation is staggering, and it is very easy for "a trans person committed a crime" to spill over into "all trans people commit these crimes" comments. Especially when it involves a molested child. Some people on the radical fringes seem convinced that transwomen all have one goal - to get into bathrooms and locker rooms to molest women and children.

    Totally ignores the reality of who 99.99999% of these people are, and the reality that transwomen - especially transwomen of color - are among the highest victims of violent crimes in the world. The trolls and bullies of the internet just pile on.

    I should have been more clear in my meaning.

  • neece Logan, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    Seriously StormWalker you are worried that she has a beard? a Pedophile is a Pedophile is a Pedophile. It doesn't matter what sex you are, although it is more prevalent in men than women... it happens in both sexes. I have YET seen a case where a Pedophile totally stops abusing, I would bet a year's salary there are more.

  • Stormwalker Cleveland , OH
    Aug. 26, 2014 7:35 a.m.

    Beard growth does not indicate current testosterone or estrogen levels. Blocking the testosterone and suplimenting estrogen may - in some people - slightly thin or slow beard growth, but that is all. Electrolysis or laser is the only way to get rid of it.

    Second, and more important, she is not more likely to molest because of her parts or hormones - as the growing list of women who are arrested and convicted for molesting children demonstrates.

    She is a danger if she is likely to molest, not because she is transgender or her hormones or her parts.

  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    Aug. 25, 2014 9:13 p.m.

    The apparently current photos accompanying this article suggests the person is physiologically a man, not a woman, despite his name change and desire to be called female. His testosterone levels must be higher than his estrogen levels for that amount of facial hair growth. wonder if his body parts remain male; if so, he may remain a threat to society.