Woman Molested Child ... When She Was a Man
Susan Elizabeth Rye pleads guilty to 1990 crime
By Shelley Hazen, Newser User
Posted Aug 26, 2014 2:17 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Susan Elizabeth Rye was writing a book when she was arrested in Utah in January—"a fictional book about incest and the sexual abuse of children," says the Duchesne County prosecutor. Fast forward to yesterday, when Rye, 61, pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual abuse for molesting a 5-year-old girl around 1990, the Deseret News reports. In a twist, Rye was living at the time as a man with the name Randall Donald Rye; she now identifies as a woman and changed her name in 2009.

The victim came forward in 2012 after counseling, fearing Rye may have abused other children. A 14-month investigation commenced, ending with Rye's arrest and three charges of child sex abuse; two were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Rye has been ordered to undergo a psychosexual evaluation and remains in jail in advance of an October sentencing hearing. As for the book, her defense attorney says it was meant to "purge inclinations toward behavior outside societal norms."

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IronmanREV3
Aug 26, 2014 3:59 PM CDT
People of the United States of America, Megan Kelley is fantastic to look at but she's your "Bubble Headed Bleach Blonde that comes on at Five". So because White People, keep their noses clean, work hard,stay in school,stay out of trouble and Blacks have a problem doing that,somehow that's"White Privilege". She's just looking for Ratings from Minorities making them think she's concerned. What BS??
MattB
Aug 26, 2014 3:21 PM CDT
More like a perv re-living those things he enjoy's... Shoot that POS and feed him to the hogs!
I'm Your Huckleberry
Aug 26, 2014 2:33 PM CDT
What a perv....I'm so surprised!!