Wayne Cleaver secures conviction of transgender sex offender

10 September 2018

Wayne Cleaver recently secured the conviction of a transgender male for nine sexual offences against a young child over a four year period. The offender had previously been convicted of raping a girl of 12 years and grooming a girl of 15 years. The trial required especially delicate handling due to the sensitive gender and diversity issues arising from the defendant’s transgender identity. This case represents one of a growing number in which transgender defendants have been accused of serious sexual offences against children and consequently the trial received national media coverage. Wayne was instructed by RASSO Hertfordshire. See links to press reports below:

1. Daily Mail
2. Metro