Transgender sex offender raped a friend with ‘her penis’ just weeks after leaving jail
- It is believed Lexi-Rose Crawford will be sent to a male prison if she is jailed
- She was previously in prison after having sex with an underage girl
A trans predator has been convicted of raping a friend with ‘her penis’ just weeks after being released from prison for child sex offences.
Lexi-Rose Crawford, a biological male who now identifies as female, had previously been handed a four-year jail term after having sex with an underage girl she met online.
She only began using a female name and feminine pronouns around January 2019, when she was released from prison, but within weeks had raped a vulnerable friend.
At Bristol Crown Court, Crawford, 24, claimed to suffer from blackouts and said she could not remember the incident, but was convicted by jurors on Friday after less than two hours of deliberations. The former volunteer guitar technician stared blankly ahead as guilty verdicts to rape and sexual assault were returned. She was released on conditional bail until sentencing on May 10.
It is believed Crawford will be sent to a male prison if she is handed a custodial sentence, despite being referred to as Miss by lawyers and Judge Michael Longman throughout the four-day trial.
Lexi-Rose Crawford, 24, has been convicted of raping a friend with ‘her penis’ just weeks after being released from prison for child sex offences
The rape indictment also specified that ‘her penis’ was used during the rape on the formal indictment used in court.
Crawford appeared on the first day of her trial with long, brown hair with blonde highlights, as well as a small moustache and stubble before appearing cleanly shaven on day two.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Crawford came around to their home in April 2019 where they played computer games.
Describing what happened next, the victim said: ‘[Crawford] wanted me to lie down next to her and then tried to start, like, cuddling me, which I don’t feel comfortable with anyway. And then she started removing my clothes, which I didn’t want, I did keep saying that, like, ‘I don’t want to’.’
Despite her protests, the defendant began to rape the young victim. The victim said they later rolled over and pretended to go to sleep to end the ordeal. Discussing why they did not try and fight Crawford off, they said: ‘What could I have done without using physical contact to stop her? And then that could have been me in the wrong by using physical contact to stop her.’
Prosecutor David Scutt suggested Crawford’s claim of memory loss, which had no medical evidence to back it up, was a ‘convenient excuse’. Mr Scutt said: ‘It appears you can remember the good stuff, but you cannot remember the bad stuff. Are you pretending that you can’t remember?’
At Bristol Crown Court (pictured), Crawford, 24, claimed to suffer from blackouts and said she could not remember the incident
Crawford, who inexplicably spoke with a slight American accent despite not having lived in the US, replied: ‘No.’
The prosecutor again asked: ‘What I’m going to suggest is this – that you did those things and you know you did. Agree or disagree?’ Crawford replied: ‘Disagree.’ Mr Scutt said: ‘Is it just this, Miss Crawford, that you really can’t bring yourself to admit what happened and take full responsibility?’ Crawford replied: ‘That’s not the case.’
Only now can it be reported that Crawford was jailed for having sex with an underage teenager in 2017. Then aged 18, Crawford admitted to arranging to meet a 15-year-old, taking her to a secluded woodland spot before telling her: ‘You are going to get laid.’
The case comes in the wake of Scottish trans rapist Isla Bryson, who was last month jailed for eight years for attacking two vulnerable female victims in their own homes while living as a man.
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