Thug batters woman after discovering she is transgender during sexual encounter

A thug who beat up a transgender woman and made her mop up her own blood has been jailed for 16 months.

Suhel Sood, 34, met his victim at a party after she turned up with her boyfriend.

He later found himself alone with the woman and she performed a sex act on sex on him.

Sood eventually turned on the light and exclaimed “you’re a man” before punching her repeatedly and slamming her head down on a washing machine.

He called the victim a “dog” and forced her to clean up her own blood before she was allowed to leave the party in Reading, Berkshire, on November, 14, 2020.

Prosecutor Oliver Weetch told Reading Crown Court: “This assault arose entirely from Mr Sood discovering that she was transgender and thereafter assaulting her.”

Sood was cleared of sexual assault but jailed for 16 months after he admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

Tom Holmes, defending, asked the judge not to sentence Sood on the basis he targeted the victim based on prejudice.

The case against Sood was outlined at a hearing at Reading Crown Court in Berkshire

He said: “His behaviour on that night was of course despicable.

“It gives an impression of him as a reckless, aggressive and frankly unlikeable human being.”

Judge Emma Knott told Sood he was partying in a garage with others when the victim turned up with her partner – a married man, who left early.

“You were happy to entertain his girlfriend,” the judge said.

“You were even happy to entertain his girlfriend after (the boyfriend) went home to his wife. You were in the company of an attractive woman.”

In the course of consensual sexual activity, Sood discovered this “undeniably attractive woman was transgender,” the judge said.

She went on: “And then things took a very ugly turn. You were perhaps fuelled by whiskey and cocaine and flew into a rage.

“From that moment, you had no concern at all for the woman. You were concerned only by your own feelings.

“What you were concerned about was your reputation for fear of being a laughing stock. You sought to blame her.

“You threw words around like ‘deceit’. You accused her of raping you. There is no culpability on your part. She is a woman, that is how she identifies.”

Judge Knott added: “Frankly, if you weren’t prepared to take the time to know more about her that is on you.

“Maybe you will be a bit more careful in the future. You discovered in your mind too late, you lost your temper.

“You hit her multiple times to the face, head and ear. Both eyes were black… her left eye was completely bloodshot.

“She had one continuous huge bruise from the thigh to the knee. And all of those were caused by you.

“I am not sentencing you on the basis you inflicted those injuries with a spanner or a tool.

“You must have hit her very hard. This was a repeated and quite sustained assault… it must have been.

“You have demonstrated no real remorse about your attack on her that night…. particularly that element of you making her clean up her own blood.

“As if her transgender identity meant you would be contaminated by touching her own blood.”

The judge also noted Sood called his victim many names, including a “dog”.

Sood, of Reading, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was cleared of sexual assault, false imprisonment, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm charges and threats to kill.

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