EXCLUSIVE: Male Inmate Transferred To Washington Women’s Prison Despite History Of Cellmate Assault

Reduxx has learned that a male inmate currently serving his sentence at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) was transferred despite being convicted of a brutal assault on a fellow inmate while in a men’s prison. Christopher Scott Williams, 33, was first arrested after sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

Williams, who has not changed his legal name or sex, was reportedly transferred into WCCW around the same time the facility saw a wave of transgender males being moved into the female estate in 2021. In May of that year, a whistleblower at the institution revealed that there were approximately 150 males waiting for transfer to WCCW.

Christopher Williams. Photo Source: Penacon.com

Prior to being transferred to WCCW, Williams was incarcerated at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Washington, where he was serving a sentence for assaulting another inmate.

According to an Incident Report obtained by Reduxx, Williams was charged in 2012 after brutally attacking a man named Christopher Barrett while serving a sentence for failing to register as a child sex offender.

The attending officer wrote that he had been called by Williams’ cellmates after they heard the confrontation. Barrett was found covered in blood and with a “gash in his head,” and Williams immediately admitted to the assault, stating: “I did it. It’s me, it’s me.”

Williams claimed to have struck Barrett multiple times with his fists and elbows without any apparent provocation, stopping when Barrett let out a “death scream.”

The victim’s injuries included damage to his ear, which reportedly had to be cut open in order to relieve the severe swelling occurring under the skin. Barrett also had broken bones under his eye, a gash on his cheek requiring “extensive stitching to close,” a missing tooth, and a nose that had been so damaged that he required emergency reconstructive surgery.

At the time of the assault, Williams had been in custody for failing to register as a child sex offender — a condition he had been required to abide by following a 2005 conviction for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl who was known to him.

According to Clark County Sheriff’s records, Williams, who was 16 at the time, rubbed the vaginal area of the child and groped her buttocks. He was initially charged with child molestation in the first degree but was ultimately convicted of assault in the third degree with sexual motivation, to which he pleaded guilty.

Williams was ultimately handed a suspended 52-week sentence in juvenile detention, and was required to register as a sex offender.

He would go on to again be convicted of assault in 2008, and then would rack up multiple arrests and convictions for failing to register as a sex offender as required over the coming years.

At the time of his assault on Barrett, Williams was serving a 22-month sentence for non-compliance with his child sex offender registration requirement.

A source within WCCW informed Reduxx that following his transfer to the facility, Williams was reportedly placed into closed custody for a period of time after being caught offering sex toys for sale to the female inmates. Williams’ cellmate is alleged to have filed a Prison Rape Elimination Act report against him after becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the presence of the sex toys in their room.

“She felt uncomfortable with a trans inmate having sex toys in the room so she contacted PREA. Other inmates in the unit saw him taken away and the evidence removed, which was a ‘bag of dildos.’ It’s a pretty well known story at the prison,” the source claimed.

The source, who asked to remain anonymous for his protection, stated that he believed the revelation of Williams’ historical assault on a cellmate is significant because it demonstrated that the Washington Department of Corrections moved a known violent inmate into the women’s estate.

“I think this case is important as it directly challenges the dominant narrative that these are fearful, sensitive, at-risk individuals trapped in men’s prisons,” the source said. “This individual committed a serious violent crime while in custody and now has direct, hands-on access to vulnerable women.”

The source also said Williams does not appear to present outwardly as “female,” but, in a years-old inmate penpal profile found by Reduxx, Williams claimed to have believed himself to be transgender since 2001.

In the profile, which appears to not have been updated since Williams was transferred out of the male prison he had been incarcerated at, Williams says he has been “violence-free since 2012,” the same year he assaulted Christopher Barrett.

“I identify as a transgender woman seeking HRT and SRS,” Williams wrote. “I felt this way since 2001 and was never accepted or supported until I began reaching out to mental health in 2014 after a series of self-mutilation attempts.”

The profile lists Williams as being 6’3″ tall and weighing 185lbs.

Following his transfer, Williams also listed himself on CagedLadies — a dating site in which incarcerated female inmates list themselves in an effort to find companionship. There, he claims his name is “Christie.”

Williams is not the only concerning transfer Reduxx has learned is currently serving his sentence at WCCW. A number of violent male offenders have been transferred in to the institution since 2021, with more being expected.

Among those already moved include notorious serial killer Donna Perry, who was convicted of murdering 3 women in a 4-month timeframe in 1990, but claims to have murdered many more.

Other male transfers include Brett David Sonia, who was convicted in 2005 and 2006 on dozens of charges related to the sexual exploitation of a young girl, and Jolene Charisma Starr, born Joel Thomas Nichols, who was convicted of two horrific sex attacks on young girls.

As previously revealed to Reduxx by an internal source at the prison, there are currently almost one dozen male inmates at the facility. Of the 11 names provided for review, 9 were convicted of crimes against women or children.

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Anna Slatz

Anna is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Reduxx, with a journalistic focus on covering crime, child predators, and women's rights. She lives in Canada, enjoys Opera, and kvetches in her spare time.

Anna Slatz
Anna Slatz
Anna is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Reduxx, with a journalistic focus on covering crime, child predators, and women's rights. She lives in Canada, enjoys Opera, and kvetches in her spare time.