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Predator sexually assaulted two volunteers at food bank
A transgender serial pervert who groped two woman volunteers at a church cafe and ‘flashed her penis’ during a work zoom call has been jailed.
53-year-old Jane Beck, who previously worked in the kitchen at the Fed Up drop-in centre in Stranraer, carried out the two attacks between 2021 and last year.
The sex-pest, previously known as Graeme Beck was originally from Leeds, and had tried to play down the assaults as ‘just a wee bit of Strictly.’
Chillingly whilst living as a man in 2008, Beck was jailed for two years for attacking a sleeping woman he had found on a dating site for Christians and her ‘transgender’-ism had been called into question by a previous victim who described her as a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing.’
The Scottish Prison Service declined to confirm to the MailOnline whether Beck has been housed in a male or female prison.
However following the debacle that saw trans rapist Isla Bryson housed in HMP Cornton Vale earlier this year, the SPS took the decision to halt the movement of all trans prisoners with a history of violence against women into the female estate.
Beck had initially used the service at Stranraer Baptist Church herself but had began volunteering in 2021.
Describing her offences, fiscal depute Imran Hussein had previously told Stranraer Sheriff Court how Beck had grabbed the first complainer’s left arm and ‘placed her right hand on the complainer’s waist’.
There was also incidents where Beck would ‘slide her body against the back’ of the victim while walking past.
Mr Hussein said: ‘It was deliberate, sexually motivated and the complainer developed a genuine fear of the accused.’
Another victim accused Beck of molesting her back and buttocks while at work and reported her to the police, resulting in his arrest in July 2022
Beck was also investigated for a flashing incident during a conference call for Avon where she worked between October and December 2021.
Beck’s lawyer Michael Kilkerr attempted to argue down this offence at sentencing yesterday, saying: ‘Due to her careless approach to the engagement in that video link with her colleagues it resulted in that offence.’
However Sheriff Anthony McGlennan replied: ‘I’m not sure you can call this offence careless.’
Beck would attend calls wearing a ‘loosely tied dressing gown with nothing on underneath’ despite being warned about her dress, a court heard.
The repeat offender had a litany of crimes to her name prior to the latest incident.
In 2008, Beck was jailed for two years and given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order banning him from going near children after he attacked a sleeping woman.
Years later in July 2021, Beck now identifying as a she attacked again, this time in Dumfriesshire when she lunged at a woman’s breasts whilst wearing a dress.
Following her ordeal, the victim described him as a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing.’
She said: ‘If he was using his birth name Graeme, nobody would go near the animal.
”Beck must be treated as a man because he’s a male sexual predator – and he should be put in a man’s jail if that’s how it ends up.
‘Beck demanded to be called ‘she’ but was not remotely feminine, other than the clothes.
‘Beck would continually grope me then laugh it off and say ‘c’mon, it’s us women together. We need to stick together.
After pleading guilty to groping the 47-year-old woman in November last year, Beck was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for five years that banned her from ‘any unsupervised contact with a child under 18 without prior approval of your supervising officer except when the contact is inadvertent.’
She was also prohibited from forming any relationships with people without approval from his supervisor.
Yesterday, Beck was sentenced to 144 days behind bars and issued with non-harassment orders not to approach victims for three years.
She was also made subject to a sexual offences prevention order of three years and put on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.
Sheriff McGlennan said: ‘I’ve considered carefully the submissions and the fact you are subject to a community payback order.
‘Nevertheless these offences are serious and your record of offences includes a sexual offence in 2008.
‘To deter you from further offending only imprisonment is appropriate.’
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