Transgender murderer is moved from women's jail 'because he kept having sex with other inmates' while waiting for gender realignment surgery funded by taxpayer
- Paris Green, 22, allowed to stay in women's prison ahead of sex-change op
- He has now been moved amid suspicions of liaisons with other inmates
- The killer will now be kept in women's section of another jail
By DAMIEN GAYLE
PUBLISHED: 15:23 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 00:11 EST, 18 December 2013
Pre-op: Paris Green, who was born Peter Laing, has been moved from Scotland's only women's prison after he allegedly had sex with fellow inmates
A pre-op transsexual locked up in a women's jail for a savage torture-killing has been moved to a different prison after claims he was having sex with female inmates.
Murderer Paris Green, 22, who was previously known as Peter Laing, was allowed to serve his 18-year sentence in Cornton Vale women’s prison, in Stirling, because he says he is transgendered.
But today it emerged he has been moved amid suspicions that he was involved in casual-sex relationships with other convicts there.
Green was sent to the prison only five weeks ago after he was found guilty, alongside Kevin McDonagh, 23, and Dean Smith, 20, of the murder of Robert Shankland in March this year.
The trio had invited Mr Shankland, 45, to a party in Green's flat in the central Scotland town of Glenrothes. There he was tied up, beaten and tortured for hours before finally being murdered.
Despite a campaign by Mr Shankland's parents, Mary and Ian Bell, Green was told he could serve his sentence in a women's prison prior to taxpayer-funded gender realignment surgery.
Now after his dalliances with fellow convicts at Cornton Vale, he is to be kept in the women's section of Edinburgh's Saughton jail.
Mrs Bell, 69, said yesterday: 'It doesn't make any difference where he is to me. He's in the women's bit of the jail and he's still a man.
'There's no point in campaigning because it's not going to get us anywhere. There's not much we can do now.'
Mrs Bell added she was not prejudiced against transgender individuals.
Mr Shankland's Stepfather 79-year-old Mr Bell, said: 'The law's a farce. It doesn't give society any protection.'
Dangerous liaisons: Murderer Paris Green, 22, who was previously known as Peter Laing, was allowed to serve his 18-year sentence in Cornton Vale women's prison, in Stirling, because he says he is transgendered
Sources at Cornton Row told the Daily Record that prison warders had warned Green and his partners there that their behaviour was not acceptable.
One Scottish Prisons Service source said: 'It was claimed that there were inappropriate incidents with women in Cornton Vale. This was put to the prisoner and then there was a transfer agreed.'
A second source told the Record: 'He was warned several times about his behaviour.'
'Utterly depraved': Kevin McDonagh, 23, left, and Dean Smith, 20, right, helped lure Mr Shankland to Green's flat in the central Scotland town of Glenrothes where, together with Green, they tortured him to death
Over a bag of chips: During the attack, Mr Shankland, pictured here, was tied up with bedding, battered, kicked and attacked with a rolling pin. He died as a result of either suffocation or blunt force injuries
The behaviour of the three murderers who subjected Mr Shankland to hours of torture in Green's flat was described by a judge as 'utterly depraved'.
During the attack, Mr Shankland was tied up with bedding, battered, kicked and attacked with a rolling pin. He died as a result of either suffocation or blunt force injuries.
Green's friend Maggie Shields told the trial at the High Court in Glasgow that she visited the flat and learned about the death - before recalling how the trio boasted about the beating.
Miss Shields went on to say the violence had erupted after a row about buying a bag of chips.
As he lay dying, the killers ate ham sandwiches paid for with the proceeds of selling their victim's mobile phone.
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