|By Vic Parsons|
The Ministry of Justice has flatly denied claims made by former prisons minister Rory Stewart that transgender prisoners are “raping female prison staff”.
In a written answer published on May 5, Lord Keen – a barrister and the spokesperson for MOJ business in the House of Lords – attested that there had been “no reported incidents” of female prison staff being raped by trans inmates.
“There have been no reported incidents of any type of sexual assault against prison officers by transgender prisoners,” Keen wrote, in response to an April 21 written question about the number of “sexual assaults carried out by trans prisoners against women prisoners and prison officers”.
Keen added that, since 2010, of the 122 sexual assaults that occurred in the female prison estate in the UK, a total of five had been perpetrated by trans individuals.
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