A Scottish man has pleaded guilty to obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud because he didn’t tell two teenage girls he was transgender or his real age, according to Gay Star News.
Chris Wilson, a 25-year-old transgender male from Aberdeen, met his first victim, who was between 15 and 16 years old, in 2008 when he was just 20. The second girl was 15 when she met Wilson two years later in 2010.
The first girl and Wilson just kissed and nothing else. The second girl told Wilson she was 16, the legal age for sex in the United Kingdom. Wilson told her he was 17. The two formed a relationship and eventually had sex.
Wilson’s case is nothing new for people living in the U.K. Gemma Barker was sentenced to 30 months in jail for sexual assault last year after she posed as a male so she could have sex with other women. In Barker’s case, she wore baggy clothes to hide her figure and tricked her victims into what the prosecutors called “heavy petting sessions.”
An Israeli man was found guilty of “rape by deception” and sentenced to 18 months in jail he told a woman he was Jewish and had sex with her when he was actually Arab.
Jane Fae, a transgender activist told Gay Star news the problem lies within the law.
“… any trans man or trans woman who keeps their gender identity to themselves runs the risk, should their partner later find out and object, of being charged in a similar manner (like Wilson and Barker),” she said.
Wilson has been released on bail and placed on a sex offender register. The judge in the case deferred sentencing Wilson so the court could obtain more reports.