A transgender paedophile who was allowed to serve time in a women’s prison backed Nicola Sturgeon as a ‘great first minister’, it was revealed today.
Katie Dolatowski, 22, sexually assaulted a ten-year-old girl in a Morrisons toilet just weeks after using her phone to spy on another girl in an Asda female toilet.
The attacker, who was born a man but now identifies as female, has previously been held in the segregation unit at Cornton Vale women’s jail in Stirlingshire.
Now, it has emerged that Dolatowski often tweeted to support Ms Sturgeon’s controversial gender reforms to make it easier for Scots to change their legal sex.
Two days after the former first minister announced her resignation on February 15, Dolatowski tweeted: ‘I will miss Nicola Sturgeon. It’s a shame she’s leaving’.
Dolatowski also wrote on Twitter on March 7: ‘Nicola was a great first minister, it’s a shame that people are trying to make out her out as an evil person.’
Posting under the name Alyanna McKenna, a new identity by which she has been referred to in court documents, she follows more than 850 people and has more than 770 followers.
Her comments came in the context of the UK Government blocking Scotland’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill on January 16 in an unprecedented intervention.
The Bill aimed to lower the age people can apply to change their gender to 16, remove the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and reduce the time someone has to live in their acquired gender.
But Ms Sturgeon’s reforms were highly controversial and were blocked despite being passed by the Scottish Parliament.
Dolatowski claimed the laws would not impact women’s rights or make it easier for trans people to access women’s spaces, reported the Daily Telegraph.
She wrote on February 9: ‘What parts of the gender bill actually give trans people more rights and/or access to women’s only spaces? As women’s aid and rape crisis already work on self ID.’
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