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Transgender inmate admits Wakefield jail sex offences

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Image caption Karen White has admitted two counts of sexual touching at New Hall Prison, Wakefield

A transgender prisoner has admitted sexually assaulting inmates at a women's jail.

Karen White, 51, who was born male but now identifies as a woman, has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual touching at New Hall Prison, Wakefield.

The offences took place between September and November last year. She has since been moved to a male prison.

Details emerged when White appeared at Leeds Crown Court to admit to a rape committed outside prison.

White previously admitted two further rapes, which also happened outside jail.

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White will be sentenced for all offences on 11 October.

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