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Sex offender jailed after crimes committed both as a man and a woman

A TRANSGENDER sex offender has been jailed in what is believed to be a UK legal first after appearing in court both as a man and a woman.

Chloe Walker (pictured), 30, who also uses the name Brandon Walker, has racked up 49 offences including a string of sexual crimes against boys and girls.

A court heard Walker — who has been waiting for gender reassignment for three years — used fake aliases on Facebook to prey on victims.

Despite being given sexual harm prevention orders, Walker repeatedly breached them.

Today the defendant was jailed for ten months after appearing at Northampton crown court using both male and female names.

Appearing as Brandon, he admitted two breaches of a sexual harm prevention order and one of failing to tell police his new phone number.

There were also two guilty pleas under the name of Chloe for failing to comply with the requirements of the sex offenders’ register.

Judge Rebecca Crane said: ‘There have been problems with you making malicious allegations against probation staff and poor compliance. They say you’re highly likely to re-offend.

‘It was traumatic for you because you have been waiting a very long for an appointment at the gender reassignment clinic.’

The court heard that four months after being released from prison for an earlier breach, Walker refused to stay in contact with a supervising police officer.

The defendant blocked the officer’s phone number and talked of a name change back to Brandon.

Days later the officer called at Walker’s home in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, where they discovered it had been abandoned and left ‘in squalor’.

Walker and a younger girlfriend had run off to a Derbyshire village using the names Ian and Kirsty where they were taken in by kind locals.

Northamptonshire Police were alerted and Walker was arrested for breaching a sexual harm prevention order and requirements of the sex offenders’ register.

The court heard that since 2006, Walker had racked up 22 previous convictions including sexually assaulting a boy under 13, sexual activity with a girl under 16, robbery and assault.

Walker had also breached conditions of release for sex crimes three times in 2016, three times in 2018 and three times in 2019.

Lauren Butts, prosecuting, said: ‘These are orders that have been continually breached.’

When Walker was arrested in December last year police found a mobile phone that had searches for Grindr and Wikimedia.

Previous court hearings had been told how Walker had also offended in the names of Jamie Brandon Walker, Steven Walker, James Walker and Jamie Thornton.

The court heard a gender reassignment clinic appointment in May that Walker had been waiting three years for had been delayed by Covid-19.

Chantelle Stocks, defending, said Walker did ‘not react well to change… lockdown has been particularly difficult’.

She added: ‘In her words, “When I struggle I disappear”.

‘Miss Walker has been waiting a very significant amount of time for a very important engagement in Nottingham, the engagement she saw would finally progress her transition.

‘She found it demonstrably difficult to deal with the trauma which she viewed as a milestone in the progression to be the person who she not only wants to be but the person she needs to be.’