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Male child rapist becomes woman to hide his past and get close to children again

By Mason White 10:51 AM January 15, 2016
Mark Turton before and after sex change 

By: Chan Yuan
A man who was banned from having contact with children, found a way to defy the order.

Kristen Lukess, who was born as Mark Turton, hid his identity by changing himself into a woman.

The convicted child rapist of Devon, England, hid his criminal past when he changed gender and went to live with a mother and her young son, a court has heard.

Turton was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and was banned from having contact with children after serving a seven year sentence for raping an underage girl.

After his release, the 50-year-old pedophile had a sex change and changed his name to Lukess. He then befriended a woman who has an 11-year-old son.

She then moved into the home of the mother and her son while hiding his past from them.

However, his true identity was eventually discovered by the mother, who quickly notified the police.

Now, Lukess was sentenced to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of violation of the Sexual Offences Prevention Order at the Plymouth Crown Court.