UK: Trans-Identified Male Pedophile Avoids Jail After Being Caught With 125,000 Child Sex Abuse Images

A trans-identified male pedophile has avoided jail after after a judge deemed that prison would make it too difficult for him to “cope” with his transition and anxiety.

Peter Selby, 68, was found with over 125,000 pieces of child sexual abuse media after a police raid in 2019, some of which depicted children as young as three years old. Selby is male but identifies as a transgender ‘woman.’

Of the images, over 2,400 were classified as Category A, the most serious type of child sexual abuse media. Images and video in this category can depict penetrative sexual activity, bestiality, and/or sexual sadism. An additional 2,127 were Category B, and 120,864 were Category C.

Upon arrest, Selby claimed he was “shocked” by the amount of media he had accumulated. Selby, who is a biological male but identifies as transgender, confessed to police of owning the collection and said an interest in ‘mainstream, adult’ pornography had led him to progressively more extreme interests.

According to the Shields Gazette, during sentencing on June 1, the presiding Judge stated that no one would seek out child sexual abuse media “unless they have a sexual interest in children to start with,” yet declined to sentence Selby to an immediate prison sentence.

“You identify as transgender and that has caused issues for you and anxiety for you in how you would cope with that if you were sent immediately to prison,” the Judge said, adding: “You are someone who identifies as transgender and the impact of custody would be significant for you in the circumstances.”

Selby was handed a 14-month sentence, suspended for two years, on three charges of making indecent images of children, and one of possessing extreme pornography, which involved an adult engaged in a sex act with an animal. Selby will be required to sign the Sex Offenders Register, and seek rehabilitation.

In the United Kingdom, a suspended sentence indicates that the offender avoids jail completely and is instead released into the community and expected not to commit another offense within the timeframe of their conditions.

In recent months, there have been multiple instances of trans-identified male pedophiles being turned out into the community on suspended sentences in the United Kingdom.

In April, a 60-year-old pedophile who claimed to identify as a 5-year-old girl avoided jail despite having breached a long-standing sexual harm prevention order by approaching and kissing two children.

Weeks prior to that, another trans-identified male was spared jail on a suspended sentence after being caught with over 250 pieces of child sexual abuse media, some of which included toddlers being sexually tortured.


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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.
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