Dangerous sex offender transferred to women's prison, Peterborough

(138 Posts)
doedoe90303811 Tue 18-Sep-18 07:00:31


Shaun Pudwell 'posed as a girl' to try to rape girls of 12 and 13 years old.
Now Shaun is legally recognised as a girl, under the name of Michelle Lewin, and has a gender recognition certificate. This is a mechanism designed to keep secret, with criminal penalties, the fact Michelle has male biology.

As Michelle has a GRC Michelle has a right to be in women's prison. That is the system TRAs created and lobbied for.

Michelle is under an indefinite sentence, which means that it's deemed that Michelle is a very dangerous sex offender for whom normal punishment rules don't apply, it's more important to protect the public from Michelle.

However this protection is not apparently extended to the women & girls (it's a female YOI) in HMP Peterborough having to share with Michelle.

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AceAcer Tue 18-Sep-18 07:20:38

Sorry but what are the criminal penalties of the GRC? I'm not sure I understand your sentence there. Does it mean that it is a criminal act to suggest this person is male?

ZuttZeVootEeVro Tue 18-Sep-18 07:22:41

A convicted paedophile was issued with a GRC?

I hope this makes women and girls realise that women and girls safety plays no part in the GRC process.

I wonder why they changed their surname as well as their first name?

OrchidInTheSun Tue 18-Sep-18 07:27:47

See this thread Ace "It is illegal to ask to see a GRC"http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3219194-It-is-illegal-to-ask-to-see-a-GRC

Floisme Tue 18-Sep-18 07:28:25

I've run out of things to say.

According to that article, there are 25 transgender prisoners in women’s jails.

25. How many do we know about?

AngryAttackKittens Tue 18-Sep-18 07:28:39

So, everyone who said that the line between who should and who shouldn't be allowed into women's spaces should be the possession of a GRC, how well do you think that's working out?

OrchidInTheSun Tue 18-Sep-18 07:29:09

Funny how many sex offenders change their first name and their surname when they transition. Wonder what that's about hmm

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 18-Sep-18 07:32:04

What robust checks were made?


Those poor poor women.

KatVonGulag Tue 18-Sep-18 07:32:21

Okay according to trans ideology this is an actual woman.
Of the very tiny amount of biological female sex offenders, how many are guilty of independently sexually assaulting children of the same sex? Most cases where this has happened seem to involve a man too.

Yet it seems transwomen have a (proportionally) much higher offending rating in this area, isn't it true that it's actually at the same rate as men? Hmmm odd that. Thought the lady brain would have kicked in.

I can't feel sympathy for this individual. I feel sympathy with "michelles" victims. The prison services needs to find a third way.

ZuttZeVootEeVro Tue 18-Sep-18 07:32:43

I think we need to know who is making the decision to issue GRC to sex offenders and the exact criteria used.

GulagMilkMonitor Tue 18-Sep-18 07:34:25

Those poor women.

I am very tempted to protest outside.

Ereshkigal Tue 18-Sep-18 08:09:42

Funny how many sex offenders change their first name and their surname when they transition. Wonder what that's about

Isn't it?

AngryAttackKittens Tue 18-Sep-18 08:11:46

Supposedly there's a panel that decides. What do they ask, "can you pay the fee?"

OrchidInTheSun Tue 18-Sep-18 08:13:43

A panel where Jay Thingy, founder of Gendered Intelligence, is a member. Gendered Intelligence is an organisation that actively encourages children to identify as trans

glassandahalf Tue 18-Sep-18 08:17:58

I wonder why they changed their surname as well as their first name.

It seems Michelle changed their surname when they married Mark Lewin in prison in 2014. Mark Lewin has himself been in prison several times, dating back to 2008, for possessing and creating indecent images of children, as well as upskirting offences.

The UK Database for crimes against kids - Mark Lewin

Back in 2008 Mark Lewin was jailed for 100 weeks after admitting two offences of voyeurism for the purposes of sexual gratification and six of possessing indecent images of youngsters.

Officers found almost 1,400 images on his laptop and phone, depicting the sexual abuse of young females by adult males.

Some of the photographs were of toddlers aged less than two years old, Guildford Crown Court heard.

Defending Mark Lewin in 2011, Rupert Hallowes said that ultimately little harm had been caused by his client's actions.

"The conduct is the behaviour of a low-level sex pest, if I can put it that way," Mr Hallowes said.

Just a low-level sex pest. Well, that's okay then.

IAmLurkacus Tue 18-Sep-18 08:19:28

Can we go and protest outside Peterborough prison? If this case doesn’t scream repeal the GRA I don’t know what does. If Amnesty International has any fucking moral compass whatsoever they would be all over the fact that the U.K. is abusing the human rights of incarcerated women!

IAmLurkacus Tue 18-Sep-18 08:20:35

Rupert Hallowes is a Grade A piece of shit!

GulagMilkMonitor Tue 18-Sep-18 08:21:45

Can we go and protest outside Peterborough prison?

I’m up for it.

AngryAttackKittens Tue 18-Sep-18 08:21:50

A "low level sex pest" with a sexual interest in toddlers. Isn't it lovely how seriously our legal system takes safeguarding?

IAmLurkacus Tue 18-Sep-18 08:23:23

I’m up for it

Hopefully one of the groups will organise? This really is enough.

LurkingWaspi Tue 18-Sep-18 08:23:54


Category B prison apparently, privately run. Mother and baby unit ...angry

Not much point in involving the local Labour MP Fiona Onasanya

JuneOsbourne Tue 18-Sep-18 08:25:59

Not just poor women. HMP Peterborough has a 12 place mother and baby unit according to the MoJ.

GulagMilkMonitor Tue 18-Sep-18 08:27:35

Maybe we need a thread for a protest?

HotRocker Tue 18-Sep-18 08:30:27

If this incarcerated paedophile can go through the current gatekeeping system and still get a GRC, it’s not a good foreshadowing for what will happen under self ID.

ZuttZeVootEeVro Tue 18-Sep-18 08:34:15

Supposedly there's a panel that decides. What do they ask, "can you pay the fee?"

I think it is just a admin process. A sex offenders just had to demonstrate that they have used a female sounding name for a given amount of time and pay a fee.


Looks like very few applicants are refused.

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