44-year-old Ian Huntley, a child killer responsible for the death of 10-year-old Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, is now requesting a sex change while serving his 40-year sentence.
Also known as the Soham murderer, Huntley has been wearing makeup and dressing up as a woman for the last year in order to convince the officials to grant him a sex change.
According to the reports, Huntley hopes to transform into Nicola and start a new life far away from HMP Frankland. As per what he told his inmates, Huntley is serious about the gender change and is even requesting his pen-pals to donate him women’s clothes and stockings for Christmas.
“He wants a tweed twin-set, a new dress, a blonde wig and what he calls some ‘Christmas stockings,’” one source told the Daily Star.
“He joined a Muslim gang in prison for protection but he was forced out after he started claiming that he wanted a sex change.
“Huntley believes that he will have a much cushier life in a women’s prison. But he is mistaken as he will get a far harder time from female prisoners.”
To prove his point, Huntley has been dressing as a woman for the past year. He also says that it is his right to be addressed as Nicola by the prison’s staff.
Inmates claiming to be transgender, however, are required to go through an extensive process involving psychological testing to verify their claims and be approved for a sex change.
Ever since he began serving his sentence, the murdered has been targeted by inmates several times. After the 2010 incident in which a robber attempted to cut Huntley’s throat, the child killer has been assigned his own protection officer and began spending most of his time in isolation.
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