July 2022

Trans man convicted after ‘tricking 3 women into sexual relationships with fake penis’

A transgender man who tricked two women and a teenage girl into sexual relationships by using a strap-on penis has been jailed for 10 years.

Tarjit Singh, who was born a female named Hannah Walters but now identifies as a man, had abusive relationships with each of his three victims between June 2010 and March 2016.

During the course of the relationships, the 32-year-old wore clothes during intercourse and used strap-on sex toys in the dark.

When they found out, he flew into a rage and beat them up, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

He threatened to set fire to one victim during an incident where he doused her with lighter fluid

The same woman was left with a fractured nose from a mobile phone and a cut on her forehead. He also punched, slapped, and strangled her.

Singh lured in his first victim after they began chatting on Facebook in 2010, just weeks after she had turned 16. He was 20 at the time.

She was having problems at home with her conservative family and he ended up with a ‘vice-like’ grip on her during their brief relationship.

He met his second victim in a chicken shop and his third, who has learning difficulties, on dating site Plenty of Fish.

His first and third victims say they are now taking antidepressants because of his cruel behaviour and are struggling to lead a normal life.

The youngest victim said in an impact statement that she felt she had been used by Singh in his ‘sick games’ and she feels ‘ashamed’.

Singh, of Enfield, north London, was convicted of three counts of assault by penetration, six counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and one count of making a threat to kill.

He was jailed for a total of 10 years in prison with another three years on licence. A sexual harm prevention order was imposed.

Judge Oscar Del Fabbro described him as a ‘dangerous offender’ who had committed repeated acts of violence and assaults against three ‘vulnerable’ victims.

Each lived with him in what the judge called a ‘dangerous environment for them, riddled with violence’ and emotional problems inflicted by Singh.

He described Singh as ‘an accomplished and manipulative liar’, saying he had been ‘aware that these women were vulnerable’ and had deceived them by ‘not truly revealing’ that he had been born biologically female.

The judge said: ‘Instead of opening a frank and honest discussion about your gender and how you wanted to live your life, you chose a different path – you chose a path of deceit.

‘You persuaded them you were male and acted like you were male.’

One victim said: ‘He looked like a guy, he acted like a guy.’ She only discovered Singh had female genitalia after finding a prosthetic penis some months into their relationship.

She told police she felt ‘so stupid’ that she had fallen for such lies.

The court heard Singh has previous offences including false imprisonment, perverting the course of justice, administering a noxious substance, having a Taser, going equipped, causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Singh is currently being held at a female prison

May 2022

Trans man convicted after ‘tricking 3 women into sexual relationships with fake penis’

A sex offender who tricked three women into relationships by posing as a male and using a prosthetic penis during sexual intercourse without their knowledge, has been convicted. 

Tarjit Singh, 32, of Enfield had abusive relationships with each of the victims between June 2010 and March 2016.

Singh was born as a female named Hannah Walters but now identifies as a transgender male. 

During the course of the relationships, Singh would keep clothing on and have sex with the women using a prosthetic penis in the dark. 

When the victims began to ask questions, Singh became abusive and manipulative, telling one victim that there was more to a relationship than sex and that she should learn to talk about her feelings more. 

Following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court, on Wednesday, Singh was convicted of three counts of assault by penetration, six counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and one count of making a threat to kill.

Describing the sexual contact, one victim said: “He looked like a guy, he acted like a guy.

The victim only found out that the defendant was not a man after finding a strap-on prosthetic penis some months into their relationship.

She told police officers that she felt so stupid that she had fallen for such lies. Singh told another victim that he had been born a boy, had a sex change to become a woman, and now wanted to be a man again.

The third victim met Singh after receiving a message from the dating website Plenty of Fish in 2014. Soon into their relationship Singh told her that he would be having a sex change to become a woman.

The victim met with Singh after what she believed was the sex change operation, and noticed that he now had breasts but no scarring. 

Singh was caught out after this relationship became abusive and the victim made a complaint to police.

The investigation then linked back to two earlier victims. During the trial the prosecution was able to present mobile phone evidence that showed a history of websites visited by Singh, which included FreeToMProsthetics.com – a company making ultra-realistic prosthetic penises.

Melissa Garner, from the CPS, said: “These victims have been deceived, betrayed and lied to in the most disturbing and traumatic of ways. One of the victims was just 16 years old when she met the defendant. 

“Tarjit Singh, who was born as Hannah Walters, presented himself as a man, wore men’s clothing and used a man’s name.

“He tricked three innocent women into believing he was male and when questioned, he violently attacked them and intimidated them into continuing relationships. 

“Singh has never admitted his crimes and has continued to claim that these victims were aware of his gender.  

“The victims in this case have shown immense courage in coming to court and giving evidence. Sexual offences can be some of the most complex cases that we prosecute.

Singh will be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.