Trans pedophile jailed for engaging in sexual activity with young boys despite knowing she had HIV set to be released

Rory Francis, 35, who was born male but now identifies as a woman and goes by the name Laken McKay, will be released in early September


                            Trans pedophile jailed for engaging in sexual activity with young boys despite knowing she had HIV set to be released

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND: A 35-year-old pedophile from New  Zealand who sexually assaulted young boys despite knowing she had HIV is set to be released from prison in a few weeks.

The convict, identified as Rory Francis, 35, who was born male but now identifies as a woman and goes by the name Laken McKay, will be released in early September.

McKay was reportedly diagnosed with HIV in 2005 and served time in prison the same year for indecent assault on young boys.

In April 2018, she wrote to the NZ Herald, saying she did not want to be released back into society and asked to be kept "behind a fence" for the rest of her life."

"So I wrote a letter to the chief executive of Corrections… I said that I wanted to live in the compound in Christchurch … which means I'll live there for the rest of my life—the community knows they are safe from me and I safe from them," she wrote.

"I also stated that if I were to be released from custody I would start working again as a prostitute and give as many people HIV and Hep C, which in my eyes makes me an immediate threat to the community," she added. 

McKay was briefly released on parole last year in August and she began living under her new name.

However, she was called back to prison in October. Reports state that she was sent back to prison for breaching her parole as she began working as a prostitute and taking methamphetamine as payment.

Reports state that she was denied early release in two separate Parole Board hearings in March and July this year as she was still seen as a risk to the community. However, once her official sentence ends in early September, McKay will be released from prison.

She will undergo a drug treatment program before she can leave prison, and will be electronically monitored after her release. 

McKay will also be placed under strict special provision for the first six months of her release, which include a complete ban on entering or loitering near any schools, parks, and swimming pools; not contacting any of her victims or anyone under the age 16.

The 35-year-old will also be banned from using drugs and alcohol. She will also be required to seek permission before changing or starting a job.

After the news of her imminent release broke, the family of her victims fear that her new identity could prevent the community from knowing her history of sexual assault.

"It's important to me that people know who he is. It's like he's trying to hide his identity, who he is and what he has done," an aunt of one child said.

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