Women raped by her transgender father when she was eight speaks out against self-ID

Ceri-Lee Galvin was only allowed to find out about her rapist father's new name with his consent

A woman raped and sexually abused by her father when she was eight has said he exploited transgender self-ID laws in an attempt to escape his crimes.

Ceri-Lee Galvin's father Clive Bundy began identifying as a woman known as Claire Fox while he was in prison for the offences.

She only found out because her father had given permission for her to know through her victim liaison officer in 2021.

He was released last month aged 61 having served just seven years of a fifteen year sentence imposed in 2016.

Clive Bundy spent seven of his fifteen year sentence in prison

Ms Galvin has waived her right to anonymity to raise awareness of a 'loophole' that allows sex offenders to change their identity in an attempt to conceal their past.

Sex offenders who change their name by deed poll do not currently need to register the change. A driving licence and passport can be issued under the new name, making it easier to hide.

In her first broadcast interview, she told TalkTV's Julia Hartley Brewer: "It was his way of controlling again. It meant he would be segregated from other male prisoners and would be given more rights.

Ms Galvin said it is wrong that criminals in prison should be allowed to change gender at taxpayers expense.

"A wig and makeup were bought for him in prison and his deed poll to change his name was paid for.

"Now he has been released, I've asked whether he's still identifying as Claire Fox but I've been told that is not my right to know.

"He sexually abused me and traded in explicit images of me to other paedophiles online. He was very neglectful and violent as well."

Ceri-Lee Galvin's father Clive Bundy began identifying as a woman known as Claire Fox while he was in prison for the offences

Now 24, Ms Galvin has battled depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts for years.

Julia said: "I really applaud you for your bravery in speaking out. You had a right to lifelong anonymity but you've chosen to waive that to help other women and victims. I salute you for that. So thank you."

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