"Trans" pedophile groomed 14-year-old girl and got her pregnant

"Trans" pedophile groomed 14-year-old girl and got her pregnant

A paedophile was able to groom, sexually assault and get a 14-year-old schoolgirl pregnant after identifying as a transgender women.

Tattooed David Orton befriended the young victim and her family and was trusted to be alone with her because of the 25-year-old's gender status.

Orton - of Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - had groomed the victim so extensively she had at first refused to believe she was being exploited and sexually abused.

But last June she told officers about the relationship and revealed she was pregnant with the sex offender's baby.

A source familiar with the case said the sex offender used the status as a transgender woman to get close to the victim.

They added: 'Orton used his identification as a woman to get close to his victim.'

Orton has been sent to a male prison. 

Last Thursday Leicester Crown Court heard the paedophile had used the name 'Danielle Rose Gemini' and had sex with the youngster after befriending her family.

Leicester Police said Orton had denied any wrongdoing but was found guilty of two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child aged 13 to 15.

The abuser was cleared of four more charges including two counts of raping a girl aged 13 to 15. 

Judge Timothy Spencer KC said: 'You are a self-pitying and self-obsessed individual who shows no detectable empathy and not a shred of remorse for your actions.

'Those actions have destroyed a mother and daughter relationship at a time when they should have been close, caused devastation to the wider family and taken away the teenaged years of a child that can never be re-lived.'

The victim cannot be named for legal reasons, but was said to be vulnerable.

Orton was referred to as a male in court and was charged under that gender.