Trans woman’s killer sentenced for rape

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A man who killed a trans prostitute has been handed an indefinite jail sentence for the earlier rape of another woman.

Neil McMillan, 43, of Brighton, has already been jailed for at least 22 years for the murder of Andrea Waddell, a trans woman.

Five weeks before he strangled Ms Waddell in September 2009, McMillan went to meet a 27-year-old prostitute to pay her money he owed but raped her instead.

He was found guilty of rape by jurors at the Old Bailey last month. They were not told that he had murdered Ms Waddell shortly after the attack.

McMillan’s sentence means that once he has served his 22-year sentence, he will not be released until a parole board is sure he is no longer dangerous.

According to the BBC, Judge Stephen Kramer told him: “You entered a sequence of behaviour involving offending against sex workers that rapidly escalated from rape to murder, over five weeks.

“You pose a future risk of serious harm, namely extreme sexual violence, and those most at risk are female sex workers.”
Police could not uncover a motive for McMillan’s killing of Ms Waddell but theorised he may have become enraged when he realised she was transgender.