Trans woman who raped friend weeks after she was released from prison for sex attack on underage girl is jailed again | The Sun

A TRANS woman who raped a friend just weeks after being freed from prison for a child sex attack is back behind bars.

Evil Lexi-Rose Crawford, 24, was caged for nine years today after carrying out her latest attack on her "extremely vulnerable" victim.

The sicko was previously jailed for four-years for two counts of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.

Crawford was 18 when she arranged to meet the child in a secluded woodland before carrying out the sex attack.

But within weeks of being freed on licence in January 2019, Bristol Crown Court heard Crawford raped her "good friend" after going round to play video games.

Jailing her on Monday, judge Michael Longman told how the rapist organised the meet up on Facebook before taking over a PlayStation.

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He told how Crawford sat on the sofa and went to kiss the "extremely vulnerable" victim who said 'no, stop' because she wasn't her girlfriend.

The defendant then pulled the victim down to the floor and was "not listening to the victim's protests to stop" – Crawford then raped her.

Crawford claimed she suffered blackouts and couldn't remember the April 2019 attack.

But prosecutors blasted the claim as a "convenient excuse".

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Judge Longman, who told Crawford her crimes were "especially shocking", added: "Whether you remember raping them or not, it is clear you ignored their wishes and protests and carried on regardless."

In an impact statement read to the court, the victim said the attack left her with such severe trauma she became homeless and attempted suicide multiple times.

She said the ordeal had seen her self-harm and she was eventually sectioned under the mental health act.

Crawford's defence said she was vulnerable, having diagnosis's of gender dysphoria and emotional unstable disorder with no real support.

Crawford denied the offences but was convicted of rape and assault by penetration by a unanimous jury following a trial in March.

Sentencing Crawford to nine years for rape and six-and-a-half years for sexual assault, to be served concurrently, Judge Longman said Crawford's crimes were "powerful and serious".

It is understood that Crawford has been sent to a male prison following her sentence, in line with a Government policy which came into force in February 2023.

The guidance states that transgender women offenders will not be housed in women's prisons if they have male genitalia or have committed sexual offences.

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She will remain on licence once released after no later than two thirds of her sentence.

Crawford will also be on sex offender's register "indefinitely" and has been handed a restraining order to avoid her victim.

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