Some readers may have seen a 2015 post on this site called “This is how autogynephiles kill women.” In that post, we find the story of “Devin Payne,” a man from Kansas with the intensely narcissistic fantasy that he is really a “woman.” This guy dragged his wife and four children out to southern California so that he could flounce around “en femme” as a “transgender woman.” Soon after this move, Devin’s wife “dies of alcoholism” and Devin seeks fame as a transgender activist. Various fauning articles about Devin never once mention the deceased wife’s name.
New information came today. I received three comments (from one person) on that 2015 post. Some of the information can be verified. Some information can’t be verified at all and may be totally false.
“Devin Payne” (real name Derek Brandon Wimmer; alias “Devin Elizabeth” Wimmer) was apparently charged in the past couple of years with a violation of the California Penal Code 288(c)(1), LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH A CHILD 14 OR 15 YEARS OF AGE AND OFFENDER 10 OR MORE YEARS OLDER THAN VICTIM. Unclear at the moment whether he was convicted. MUCH more about this below, including information about a conviction in Missouri for child molestation.
SPECULATIVE: I present these unverified claims merely as the theory of an anonymous person who posted them here as a comment. This person’s IP address was based in the UK. It would not legally be wise for me to post the actual comment, so I will paraphrase it broadly. I should mention first that according to the anonymous commenter, the “nameless” wife’s name was Patricia.
According to this commenter: Patricia was vehemently opposed to Derek’s “transition.” Derek and a friend (who had a stereotypic female name and also a stereotypic female alias name) intentionally gave Patricia lots and lots of booze, which precipitated her liver failure. The commenter says that Derek’s son, who was “forced to be a caregiver to the dying mother,” has stated this. The commenter says that Derek “silenced” the son by getting him a prescription for Seroquel, a terrible drug used for serious mental illness. The commenter says that Derek and his friend “planned” Patricia’s death so they could be together. The commenter provides a street name in Tucson, Arizona where the two are said now to live (and where other sources suggest that Derek lives on, or did live on, a street with that name).
The above paraphrase is just the unsolicited theory of a random anonymous person from somewhere (possibly the UK) on the internet. It may have truth in it or it may be utterly fictional and false. I make no assertion whatever for its veracity.
A final cryptic remark from this commenter: “I would have never written this if i had been treated FAIRLY!”
As I mention above, the commenter also provides us with evidence of Derek’s California criminal record, under an alias. It comes in the form of a page on “mugshots.com.” While the picture is clearly of the same “Devin Payne,” we learn his real name of Derek Brandon Wimmer and his alias of “Devin Elizabeth” Wimmer. We do not learn whether Derek was actually convicted of child molestation in California; there are no dates listed or sentence reported. He is apparently not listed under his real name or known aliases in sex offender registries, although the mugshots.com page says that data came from such a registry. Superior Court records for Riverside County (where Palm Springs is located) show nothing of interest. It’s pretty mysterious. I don’t know exactly how the law works in this regard. I don’t understand why Derek would have this “mugshots.com” page if he wasn’t convicted. [edit: I see now that that they post mugshots whether people are convicted or not.]
So I did some additional research. It seems that Derek was convicted of second degree child molestation in Missouri. He lived in Liberty, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City; less than an hour’s drive from where he grew up in Olathe, Kansas. Derek was charged with that crime (a violation of Missouri criminal code 566.068) on June 1, 2012. While violation of that code is currently a felony in Missouri, Derek was charged under the 2000 version of the law, in which it was a misdemeanor. This might mean that he committed the offense before the current law came into effect; but after 2000. Derek plead guilty to that crime on August 6, 2014. It looks as though he was sentenced to “one year,” but given what we have seen of his subsequent glamorous activities that was likely one year probation. The picture below spells out the former and current versions of the code.
I could not find Derek in the sex offender registries of California, Arizona or Missouri. Are men convicted of misdemeanor child molestation exempt from registration? What about this new California case? Why does Riverside County have no information about it? Can offenders with “nonviolent” (sic) offenses have them removed from the registry? Even the “background check” report (left) says they got their data from a sex offender registry. What happened?
I don’t know much about criminal law but Derek likely needed to register in Palm Springs as a sex offender; maybe in order to do that the California authorities had to “charge” him with a crime that was sort of parallel or analogous to the Missouri crime. He was convicted in Missouri under the old misdemeanor version, but California has no misdemeanor version. So perhaps Derek was “charged” in California but not prosecuted. This actually seems rather far-fetched. Perhaps someone with better access to legal databases can find out the story.
It seems that Derek’s move with his family to California came very shortly after his arrest in Missouri for child molestation. He apparently thought he could just disappear and leave his troubles behind. Who was the child?
RIP Patricia… Hope the kids are well and somewhere safe.
It looks as though Derek was initially charged with first degree felony child molestation (Missouri Statute Section 566.067.1) on July 1, 2011. Disposition of that case is described as “Not disposed,” which may mean that charges were dropped. Possibly, it would have been difficult to prove that case for some reason. Anyway, Derek was charged less than a year later with second degree molestation.
This is a solid batch of evidence to show to trans cult “allies” and other useful idiots who say that male transgenderists are merely sane, harmless, gentle souls who should be allowed to indulge their “identities” by obsessively invading women’s restrooms, locker rooms, shelters and other spaces where men shouldn’t go. Science shows that male-to-fake-female transgenderists maintain a male pattern of criminality, even after getting their balls cut off and penises inverted; their rate of violent crime convictions is 18 times higher than that of women. Should women regard these narcissistic, delusional cocks-in-frocks as though they were just “ordinary gals”, safe to be alone with, safe to let look after children etc.? Hell no! Should “non-discrimination laws” and “bathroom ordinances” be put into effect so that these characters can traipse freely through women’s restrooms and other such spaces? Of course not. That would be be really stupid and dangerous.
I didn’t write this but it’s very good. References are below the article.
1. The story of biological male sexual predators who used nondiscrimination laws protecting gender identity to sexually assault women.
Christopher Hambrook pretended to be transgender to gain access to two different women’s shelters. He sexually assaulted a woman in each one.
Pursuant to a Canadian sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) law, Hambrook used women’s attire to gain access to two women’s shelters in Toronto in January and February of 2012. Both times, he claimed to be a transgendered woman named Jessica. But he wasn’t. He was a dangerous sexual predator. Once accepted inside the women’s shelters as a resident, he sexually assaulted a woman in each of the shelters. One of the women was already a survivor of domestic violence. The other is deaf and homeless. Both were victimized and assaulted by Hambrook, who is not “transgender” but a sexual predator who, according to prosecutors, “simply cannot control his deviant sexual urges.” One of the victims awoke to find that her tights had been pulled down and her undergarment had been pulled to the side. Hambrook was assaulting her. She screamed. He giggled. The other woman Hambrook assaulted described how he grabbed her hand and placed it on his crotch, where she could feel his erect penis. She also testified that she caught Hambrook peering at her through a gap in the door while she showered.
Remember: these events took place in a women’s shelter, where women are supposed to be safe and protected. Because of a SOGI, these women were anything but that.
Canadian law will not allow the release of the names of the women that Hambrook assaulted. But they are real people, who were really violated because of a law just like the proposed SOGI. Their story deserves to be heard. Their story should never be repeated.
Hambrook has a history of assaulting women and girls. In the past, he served time for sexually abusing a 5 year old girl and for raping a 27 year old woman. And a SOGI made it easy for him to target and violate his latest victims, allowing this predator easy access to his targets.
Noel Crompton Hall is a prisoner in an Australian prison. He was sentenced to 22 years for the 1987 murder of a hitchhiker. Once in prison, Hall began claiming to be a woman. He demanded to be transferred to the women’s jail. The Australian authorities agreed that Hall was now a woman and moved him to the women’s prison in August 1999. Hall quickly gained a reputation as a sexual predator. He was only in the women’s prison three months but was charged with raping his cellmate. Numerous other female prisoners accused him of additional sexual assaults. He may even have impregnated one of the women prisoners.
2. The story of known sexual predators who assaulted women and girls, but now claim to be transgender and want access to the women’s facilities.
Paul Witherspoon is a biological male who was convicted in 1990 for sexually assaulting one teenage girl and indecency involving sexual contact with another teenage girl. He is a registered sex offender. In 2012, however, Witherspoon was spotted wearing women’s clothing going into the women’s bathroom in Dallas, where he would have access to young girls. He was ticketed by a Dallas policeman. But Witherspoon claims to be “transgender,” and says that he has every right to use the bathroom with women and girls. He says that it is discriminatory to deny him the right to use the women’s facilities.
Lambda Legal, which advocates for special rights for those engaging in homosexual behavior, agrees with him. To Witherspoon and Lambda Legal, it does not matter that he is a registered child sex offender who has abused young girls—because he now expresses himself as a woman, he should be able to freely enter the women’s restroom. Even more infuriating, Witherspoon—who was sentenced to 16 years for sexual assault and six years for indecency—is still on parole. But he says that he is the one being discriminated against because some do not want him to be able to go into the women’s restroom, where young girls are in various states of undress and “available” to him.
Even if Paul Witherspoon really does now identify as female, that by itself does not mean that he would not assault women or girls if he has a predilection for doing so. Many men who identify as female have done so. And Witherspoon is not the only pedophile to decide to be transgender. Matthew Harks, of Calgary, Canada, has a strong preference for girls ages 5 to 8. He claimed that he had victimized some 60 girls and committed some 200 offenses with them. But he was convicted of sexual assault against only one—a 7 year old girl in British Columbia. He is on probation now, and in 2012 he changed his name to Madilyn, announcing that he was a transgendered woman. Harks would be able to go into any public women’s facility—even if little girls were inside—in any community with a nondiscrimination ordinance that prohibits segregating public bathrooms according to biological sex.
Richard J. Masbruch today identifies as transgendered. But in 1991, Masbruch brutally attacked the female manager of an apartment complex. He pulled a gun on her, hogtied her, and blindfolded her. Then he used a makeshift electrical device to deliver painful electrical shocks up and down her leg as well as to her arm, warning her that this was an example of how badly he could hurt her. Masbruch then unzipped the woman’s pants and vaginally raped her. After that, he sodomized her. Masbruch was convicted of rape, sodomy, and torture, along with other counts, and was sentenced to two life terms in prison.
That might have been the end of the matter except that Masbruch decided he is transgender. It is not clear from any of the news articles, nor from the court opinion, when Masbruch decided he was transgender. It might have been prior to his raping a woman. It might have been afterwards. Regardless, the State of California decided he is a woman, because he says he is transgendered. So California moved Masbruch to a prison for women and placed him with the female population. The female inmates, however, are terrified to have a male sexual predator, convicted of violent rape and sodomy, housed among them. And who can blame them? Should they have to be jailed with a biological male who committed a horrible rape?
3. The numerous stories of biological males, identifying as female and/or preferring to wear female clothing, who have sexually assaulted women and girls or otherwise sexually victimized them.
Many people wrongly think that there is no danger to women and girls from those biological males who wear women’s clothing. That simply is not true. There are numerous cases of males who identify as transgender females but who have been charged or convicted with raping women, as well as cases of transvestite (cross-dressing) men who have likewise been charged or convicted.
None of the examples listed below used a nondiscrimination ordinance to gain access to their victims. But they all wore women’s clothing when victimizing their victims. In fact, many male sexual predators, who prey on women and girls, enjoy wearing women’s clothing. And nondiscrimination ordinances protecting gender identity will give those who are like them easy access to women, teens, and young girls when they are most vulnerable. Consider the following:
Austin Christopher Wikels, from Dauphin County in central Pennsylvania, is a cross-dresser who regularly presents himself as “Gina Gessner.” In May 2014 he was accused of taking part in the sexual assault of a woman in her 20s. Wikels and the woman were in a hotel room together when a man and another woman arrived. The other woman had brought various BDSM items. When the victim saw these items, she apparently tried to flee the hotel room. She was forced down on a bed, stripped naked, and handcuffed to the headboard. The victim was then sexually assaulted, and then forced to perform a sex act on the other woman. During the attack, Wikels was wearing a padded bra and fluorescent-colored thong panty. He beat the victim with a wooden rod.
Paul Williams is a cross-dresser from Liverpool, England, who is on probation stemming from a plot to sexually assault a woman in 2006. As part of his probation, he is prohibited from associating with minors and having pictures of girls or women. During a search of his home, police found pictures of young girls in violation of the terms of his parole. In February 2014 he was sentenced to jail for violating parole, with the sentencing judge saying that Williams is “a sexual predator who is potentially a very dangerous individual.”
Senior Twitter engineer Dana McCallum, an advocate for transgender rights who identifies as a transgender woman and is transitioning to female, was arrested in January 2014 and charged with raping his wife after they filed for divorce. The charges against McCallum include three counts of spousal rape.
Christopher Todd Gard is a cross-dresser who, in September 2013, assaulted an 8 year old girl inside a bathroom at a convenience store in Oklahoma City. The little girl had to go to the bathroom. A family member walked her to the bathroom, and the little girl went in by herself. Unbeknownst to the family member or the girl, Gard was waiting inside. He locked the door. Gard was wearing nothing but women’s underwear. He grabbed the girl, put a shirt around her neck, and began choking her. She began screaming. The family member frantically tried to get into the bathroom but could not because the door was locked. An employee quickly opened the door with a key and the girl ran out. Gard followed, carrying a BB gun. He was subdued by the family and arrested by the police. Gard faces charges including aggravated assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, indecent exposure and possession of a firearm during a felony.
Richard Boule is a transvestite from Marlborough, Massachusetts, who is accused of groping an 18 year old woman at a gas station in September 2013. Boule allegedly walked over to the young woman, pulled down his pants to reveal he was wearing woman’s thong underwear, and said “Let’s play.” He then allegedly reached down the front of the young woman’s skirt and groped her through her underwear.
Carl Dahn was arrested in August 2013 by police in Bergman, Arkansas for computer child pornography and internet stalking of a child. He had sent explicit messages to an undercover investigator, who Dahn believed to be a 14 year old girl. When the undercover officer arrived, Dahn was dressed in women’s clothing.
Tyler Holder is a cross-dressing biological teenage male who abducted, raped, and murdered a six year old girl in Dallas, Texas, in July 2013. After he raped little Alanna Gallagher, he wrapped her head in plastic bags and smothered her.
Donald Stuart was arrested in Effingham, Illinois, in May 2013 for child pornography. He had numerous images of young children on his computer, and it is believed that he traded images online. Stuart was also a cross-dresser.
Sean Gossman is a biological male who considers himself a transgendered woman and lives in Onsted, Michigan. In May 2013, he showed up in court for his arraignment on child pornography charges dressed in feminine attire complete with a wig, makeup, stuffed bra, and halter top. Those who know him relate that he dressed like that all the time. They say that he told them he hoped Michigan would pay for his sex change operation.
It is not a crime to be transgendered. It is a crime, however, to possess thousands of pictures and movies of children being sexually assaulted. And that is what Gossman is charged with. Some of the pictures depicted children being tortured. One picture was of a baby girl with a noose around her neck and a bag over her head. Some news outlets report the baby was dead.
Gossman’s attorney pled for leniency, stating that ““The idea of being placed in a male facility is somewhat frightening for Sean Gossman, as he has been taunted and made to feel like a freak by other inmates.” One can only imagine how terrifying it was for the children he victimized. 
Also in May 2013, police in Falls Church, Virginia, arrested Carlos Guillermo Suarez Diaz for sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl. Diaz was dressed as a woman when he approached the girl. He asked to take her picture, and she consented. Diaz then began touching the girl sexually. She told him to stop and he fled the scene.
GavinScott is a cross-dressing Australian who, in January 2013, sexually assaulted three female workers in clothing stores. The first victim was a 17 year old girl. He entered the store dressed as a woman, approached her, and asked for her help while trying on clothing. He asked her to assist him zipping dresses, which she did. But she began to be uncomfortable, and her intuition was correct: Scott pinched her on her bottom, then left the store. In another store, Scott crabbed a female employee’s bottom and said, “You have a nice bottom.” Sometime later he returned to that store and groped a female assistant’s bottom and groin. Scott ultimately pled guilty to sexually assaulting these women.
Dean Williams, a biological male who claims to be female, was accused in 2012 of luring a woman into a sex dungeon, pinning her down on a bed, and raping her. Williams, who goes by “Nadine,” admitted he had sexual intercourse with the woman but denied raping her. The woman had 49 distinct scratches and other injuries on her body. Williams admitted he caused some of the scratching on her body, including scratches on her left breast, but claimed everything that happened was consensual. A jury ultimately acquitted Williams of rape. Still, the fact that he had consensual sex with a woman, while claiming to identify as female, is troubling.
Mark Lazarus has been described as “an extremely dangerous cross- dressing sex attacker.” In 2012, he waited outside a public bathroom for over an hour until a 71 year old woman went inside. Lazarus followed her, grabbed her, and tried to rape her. She only escaped because she screamed and Lazarus panicked and fled. He was ultimately arrested and convicted of attempted rape and sentenced to jail. Sadly, he had also previously assaulted an 11 year old girl while wearing female clothing.
Aaron L. LaGrand posed as a woman for several years while gaining the trust of a Lisbon, Ohio family. Believing Aaron to be a woman, the parents invited him into their home to care for their four young children, ages 6 to 13. He used this opportunity to molest them. He was arrested in 2012, but the molestation occurred between 2004 and that year. It is not clear from the news articles whether Aaron actually identifies as transgender, but it seems likely. For many years he has lived as a woman and convinced everyone that he was a woman. He went by the name “Erin.”
In 2012, Steven Shepard, who identifies as a cross-dresser, attacked a woman in her apartment complex laundry room in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and tried to rape her. Thankfully, she was able to fight him off.
Also in 2012, Javier Cortez was arrested for raping and abusing a young girl in Temecula, California, for more than a decade. It was discovered that he had photographs of himself in the girl’s underwear and skirt. The victim was 13 when Cortez was arrested. He had forced her to touch his penis beginning when she was 3, and he sodomized her for the first time when she was 9.
Renell Thorpe is a cross-dressing biological male who allegedly broke into a woman’s home in Sacramento, California, in 2011. He restrained her, raped her, and tried on her clothing before fleeing. He was subsequently arrested.
Cross-dressing Russell Williams, a highly decorated Canadian Air Force colonel, was sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for 88 sex crimes including 2 counts of murder and 2 counts of sexual assault. After each of these crimes, he photographed himself in his victims’ underwear and bras. One victim who survived was subjected to a three and half hour sexual assault.
In 2011 in Canberra, Australia, a biological male wearing a blond shoulder-length wig, dress, bra, and high heels approached a 14 year old girl. He tried to remove her clothing. He had previously exposed himself to another teenager and committed a sexual act.
Qasim Anwar of Manchester, England, is a transvestite man who was convicted in 2010 of raping a female passenger in his taxi cab. He carried out the sexual assault while wearing make-up, a wig, women’s clothing and high heels. He also filmed the rape with his phone. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison.
Also in 2010, cross-dresser GavinBoyd, who calls himself “Joyce,” was convicted in Scotland of murdering 20 year old Vikki McGrand. Boyd was afraid she would reveal that he was a cross-dresser, so he killed her. This was not Boyd’s first serious offense. In 1999, “Joyce” was sentenced to 20 years for sexually assaulting a 19 year old girl.
News accounts describe this sexual assault as “terrifying,” and say that the attack left the teen girl permanently disfigured.
Gordon Murray Waite, a cross-dresser, was convicted in 2010 of raping a woman in Rotorua, New Zealand. This was not a stranger- rape; she was his sexual partner. But on this occasion, he overpowered her and raped her.
In 2009, cross-dresser Phillip John Ortega was arrested for exposing himself to a woman. Ortega was dressed at the time in a women’s pink one-piece swimming suit, a sweater, and make-up. He approached the woman, pulled out his genitals, and said, “Look at this.” In 2008, this cross-dressing biological male was convicted of kidnapping a 12 year old girl.
The English prisoner, known only as “A,” is serving a life sentence for the manslaughter of his boyfriend and the attempted rape of a woman. He tied the woman up with a suspender belt, took her into a back room, and tried—but failed—to rape her. At the time, he was already identifying as a transgendered woman. Amazingly—despite this attempted rape of a woman—a judge ruled that housing “A” in a male prison was a violation of his human rights, and ordered him transferred to a female prison.
WesleyFrancis Cox, of Boulder, Colorado, is a transvestite voyeur. He was arrested in 2008 after he was caught peeping at, and videotaping, a Boulder couple having sexual intercourse inside their home. He had videos not only of that couple, but also of three women getting dressed or stepping out of showers. Cox also filmed himself in the bedrooms of two women, sexually gratifying himself with their garments. When Cox was arrested, he was wearing a woman’s bra.
According to the police, Cox would break into women’s homes, steal their underwear, then return and videotape the women. Police recovered numerous women’s undergarments from Cox’s house, including about 10 pieces from Boulder High School cheerleader outfits.
In 2008, a petite 24 year old woman living in Beaverton, Oregon, got out of her shower, wrapped herself in a towel, and sat down on her bed to apply lotion to her legs. She soon became aware that a man was standing in her closet looking at her. Eric Triton Kincaid was dressed in a lacy negligee with fishnet stockings open at the crotch. He also wore a miniskirt, sheer blouse and long wig. The woman thought she was about to be raped. She screamed and Kincaid ran out of her apartment.
Kincaid was charged with first-degree sexual abuse. At trial, he admitted to being in the woman’s apartment but said he had been invited by another woman to come to her apartment for sex. He was high on meth, which had him confused, and it was only when he saw the half-naked 24 year old woman that he realized she was the wrong woman and he must be in the wrong apartment. The jury believed him and acquitted him of all charges, taking this for an honest mistake. It must have been a very frightening mistake for the 24 year old woman.
In 2006, Joseph Greenquist, of Londonberry, New Hampshire, allegedly broke into college women’s apartments on the University of New Hampshire campus. Once inside, he would steal their underwear. Only one time, he did more. He saw a young college coed sleeping in her bed. Greenquist allegedly climbed on top of her and attempted to assault her. When he was arrested a short time later, Greenquist was wearing nothing but a pair of women’s underwear.
Marcus Hance was a 32 year old cross-dresser when, in 2000, he assembled a “rape kit” to help him subdue and rape a 21 year old female student. His kit included a knife, mask, gloves, tights to tie up and gag the young woman, and condoms. Hance hid along a pathway near Exeter University where he knew women student often walked alone. He grabbed his victim as she was walking home from classes. She screamed, however, and a passing teacher ran to her aid. Hance tried to escape but was apprehended, wearing women’s clothing, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
In 1984, a male transvestite prisoner in a prison in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, allegedly raped a female prisoner while she was taking a shower. According to the woman, a man dressed like a woman, with “some feminine features,” entered the shower with her, held a sharp object to her neck, and raped her. It was not clear why the biological male was in the women’s unit of the prison.
As these examples demonstrate, the fact that a biological male identifies as female does not mean he cannot harm women and children, including sexually assaulting them. While most do not, some do. In addition to the examples already cited, there are many other examples of biological males who identify as female, or who are cross-dressers, raping, sexually assaulting, or otherwise injuring women and girls.
In addition to sexual violence, some men wearing women’s clothing have murdered and physically assaulted women. For instance, police in Hawaii believe that Vernon Baker, a transgender, transvestite, or cross-dressing man, may have murdered Mary Beth San Juan in 2013. Prior to Baker’s arrest, the best lead was a surveillance video that captured a man in a dress and high heels using the murdered woman’s ATM card. Baker appears to be the man in the video.
In December 2012, John Maatsch, a Fort Myers, Florida man, broke into a Tracey Marazzi’s home and began stabbing her as she slept. He punctured her lung, but she fought back and he fled. The victim did not know Maatsch. When Maatsch was arrested, he was wearing women’s clothing. There is no known motive for the attack.
In November 2012, transvestite or cross-dresser Kristopher Lawless was charged in Bakersfield, California, with attempted murder and torture, among other things, for beating his girlfriend unconscious, tying her up, and keeping her captive for days against her will. Lawless had been arrested in June of 2012 by an anti- prostitution task force. He was dressed as a woman, with makeup, a black and red lace top, black lace women’s underwear, earrings, necklaces, and knee-high boots. He offered to perform a sex act on the policeman.
Allowing biological males into women’s bathrooms, shower rooms and locker rooms places women and children in danger, even if the biological males are wearing women’s clothing.
4. Stories of biological male voyeurs who dressed as women to gain access to women’s facilities, where they leered at, photographed, and/or videotaped unsuspecting women and girls.
Jason Pomare pretended to be transgender to gain access to women’s bathrooms and record hours of video of women and girls using the toilet. Pomare was a 33 year old voyeur when, in 2013, he victimized women in Los Angeles. He donned bra, wig and female clothing to gain access to a women’s bathroom at a Los Angeles Macy’s Department Store so he could secretly video-record the women and girls inside. He had a video camera in a bag, which he slid underneath stalls in order to secretly video-record women and girls as they were using the toilet. When he was caught, he had hours of video of women and girls he recorded by pointing his camera under restroom stalls. Who knows whether he had made other, previous recordings that we do not know about? Who knows how many women and girls were victimized?
In 2013, Rodney Kenneth Petersen was arrested for dressing as a woman to enter a woman’s dormitory and take pictures of the coeds at Loma Linda University in California. An investigation revealed that Peterson had previously dressed as a woman and entered other female-only facilities, trying to take photos of women and girls with a cell phone he had hidden in his purse.
In 2012, Taylor J. Buehler was arrested in Everett, Washington for voyeurism. He donned a bra and wig to appear as a woman so he could go into the women’s bathroom at Everett Community College. Only, he is not transgender; and, he is sexually attracted to women. Once inside the bathroom, he began leering at the two women who were using the facilities. After his arrest, he admitted that he had previously taken a shower in a girls’ locker room for “sexual gratification.” Buehler was convicted of voyeurism.
In 2011, Joel Hardman, a postgraduate student at the University of Birmingham in England, disguised himself with a women’s rubber mask and wig in order to gain access to women’s restrooms, where he spied on women using the toilets. After being arrested, he explained that he got sexual gratification from listening to women using toilets. While in the bathrooms, he not only listened—he also made audio recordings of the women urinating. And he admitted to, on at least one occasion, “performing a sex act” while listening to the women. He also took pictures of women’s feet under the stall doors with his phone.
Also in 2011, transgender Thomas Lee Benson, a convictedsexoffender for having sexual contact with a minor girl, dressed as a woman so he could go into the women’s locker room at a swimming pool in North Clackamas, Oregon. There were young girls present in the locker room changing into their swimsuits while Benson was inside. Previously, Benson had dressed as a woman to enter a women’s dressing room at a pool in Portland, Oregon. Young girls where changing into their swimsuits in that dressing room, too.
Benson says that he now wants to live life as a woman and he is not a threat to girls. The spokesman for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office disagrees. He had this to say about Benson:
Mr. Benson has been known to dress as a female to gain access to undressed minor females by frequenting restrooms, dressing rooms, changing rooms, aquatic centers and pool locker rooms. Mr. Benson has been known to use money, candy and threats to gain access to his victims.
According to the University of California at Berkeley police department, a man dressed as a woman was spotted peeping at women and photographing them in a UC Berkeley locker room. During the fall semester of 2010, he was spotted on numerous occasions, dressed in women’s attire, peeping at women as they changed clothes in a locker room and photographing them in locker rooms and bathrooms. He used his cell phone to snap pictures of the unsuspecting coeds.
In 2003, Eichi Yamamoto of Matsuyama, Japan, was charged with dressing as a woman so he could enter public bath houses in order to see naked women. When he entered the bath houses, Yamamoto would wear a wig, blouse, skirt, bra, and lipstick. He told investigators, “I wanted to see women naked. Dressing up as a woman was a step to do that.” Once inside the bath houses,
Yamamoto would stare at the naked women as they soaked in the water.
5. Stories of biological males wearing women’s clothing exposing themselves to women and girls.
A high school swim team was subjected to a 45 year old biological male who identifies as a transgender woman sprawling naked in their locker room, exposing his genitals to them. Because of a SOGI, Washington’s Evergreen State College has allowed a 45 year old anatomical male who calls himself Colleen Francis to use its women’s restrooms and locker rooms. The college shares its swimming pool and adjacent locker rooms with the local high school and a children’s swim club. On several occasions in 2012, Francis exposed his genitalia to young girls—some as young as six—in the locker room. The mother of a 17 year old girl even filed a police report detailing what her daughter saw. A swim coach also filed a police report. She described seeing Francis sitting in the sauna with his legs open and his genitalia plainly exposed. Despite numerous complaints and the police reports, Evergreen State College continues to let Francis use the women’s facilities. Their spokesperson has said that they must “protect the rights of everyone.”
This leads to the obvious question: what about the rights of the girls who use these locker rooms? Do their rights not matter? Do they not have the right not to have to be exposed to an exhibitionist biological male in the locker room supposedly for females?
In 2013, a man who dresses in high heels, stockings, and women’s underwear exposed himself at least 11 times in Leicester, Great Britain. On one occasion, he chased two terrified teenage girls before exposing himself to them.
In 2012, a man dressed as a woman approached several children playing near their apartment complex in Thousand Oaks, California. He began talking to them and then exposed himself to them. He was described as wearing a skirt, women’s underwear, and fishnet stockings.
In 2010, Norwood Smith Burnes of Rome, Georgia, wore a short skirt and jacket, thong underwear, and high heels to Walmart. He allegedly undressed in the store in front of young girls.
In 2003, psychology professor and sex researcher J. Michael Bailey published a book entitled The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism. The book’s portrayal of male-to-female (MTF) transsexualism, based on a theory developed by sexologist Ray Blanchard, outraged some transgender activists. They believed the book to be typical of much of the biomedical literature on transsexuality—oppressive in both tone and claims, insulting to their senses of self, and damaging to their public identities. Some saw the book as especially dangerous because it claimed to be based on rigorous science, was published by an imprint of the National Academy of Sciences, and argued that MTF sex changes are motivated primarily by erotic interests and not by the problem of having the gender identity common to one sex in the body of the other. Dissatisfied with the option of merely criticizing the book, a small number of transwomen (particularly Lynn Conway, Andrea James, and Deirdre McCloskey) worked to try to ruin Bailey. Using published and unpublished sources as well as original interviews, this essay traces the history of the backlash against Bailey and his book. It also provides a thorough exegesis of the book’s treatment of transsexuality and includes a comprehensive investigation of the merit of the charges made against Bailey that he had behaved unethically, immorally, and illegally in the production of his book. The essay closes with an epilogue that explores what has happened since 2003 to the central ideas and major players in the controversy.