A serial child sex offender has been jailed today for a minimum of 12 years and is being sent to a women’s prison – despite not being legally recognised as female.
Sally Dixon, 58, began transitioning 18 years ago and carried out the offences against seven children from 1989 to 1996 while she was a man.
She was found guilty on 30 offences of indecent assault or indecency with a child against seven victims in July, the youngest of whom was seven years old at the time.
A jury took 17.5 hours to find her guilty on the charges, and not guilty on three more.
Ryan Richter, prosecuting, described a campaign of offending against two boys and five girls lasting eight years.
He told the court: ‘The defendant, living as a man in the late 80s and 90s, was a brazen and callous sexual predator.
‘He exploited young males and cultivated a toxic relationship with female children who he systematically abused throughout their childhoods.’
Sally Anne Dixon, who was born John Stephen Dixon in 1963, married twice and began transitioning to live as a female in 2004.