After informing a court overseeing his case that he identifies as female, a biological male pedophile who raped numerous children was spared prison.
Peter Selby, a 68-year-old convicted pedophile, was discovered with over 125,000 photographs and films of child rape kept on various electronic devices, some of which depicted children as young as three years old.
Selby confessed his involvement to authorities immediately after they searched his home for the files, claiming that his addiction to adult pornography had “morphed” into full-fledged pedophilia, according to reports.
Nationalfile.com reports: Though Peter Selby was convicted of crimes at trial and sentenced to 14 months of incarceration, he will avoid prison or jail altogether thanks to him “identifying” as a transgender woman. Despite the judge’s admission at sentencing that Selby’s conviction proved “just how deviant [his] sexual desires are,” he was let off the hook because of his transgenderism, with the judge expressing concerns over how he would “cope” with the “anxiety” of being a trans in prison.
“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 immediately sent to prison,” the judge said at sentencing, opting to instead suspend the jail term which, under UK law, allows offenders to completely avoid incarceration. Instead, Selby will merely attend counseling and register as a sex offender for 10 years.
“You are someone who is transgender and the impact of custody would be significant for you in the circumstances,” said the judge, justifying the incredibly light sentence.