The highest danger, says the sexologist about the strangler from Bohnice. The young man remains locked up
Preparation of murder is a crime. Chris K. faced twelve to twenty years in prison. The prosecutor proposed the imposition of a milder sentence below the rate. However, the court ultimately decided not to send the young transsexual to prison.
“The defendant was found guilty of preparing a particularly serious crime of murder. In accordance with the Criminal Code, it was allowed from punishment for the simultaneous imposition of protective sexological treatment in a constitutional form. The defendant waived his right to appeal, the public prosecutor kept the deadline,” Senate President Jarmila Pavlátová told iDNES.cz.
Horticultural apprentice Chris K. told the court that he was born a woman but feels like a man and wishes to be addressed in the masculine gender. As a teenager, he became excited by strangulation. He preyed on animals, especially strangling cats and dogs. Last summer while on vacation at his grandmother’s house, his delusions intensified.
“I had thoughts of harming children and elderly women. I used to have them every day,” Chris K. said in a statement to the police that was read by the judge. Through the Internet, he turned to the Parafilik project, which helps people with unusual sexual desires. The experts there arranged for him to be hospitalized in the Psychiatric Hospital in Bohnice, where he entered voluntarily last July.
During hospitalization, his condition will be completed. Doctors have confided in a growing urge to hurt themselves or strangle someone. For example, he was interested in a five-year-old girl whom he saw in the Bohnice area. The headmistress therefore decided to transfer Chris K. to a closed ward, where he would be under constant supervision. While packing his things, one of the sisters found a drawstring.
When did you make your noose? The day before, from a trouser string, I had it in the bedside table. I wanted to strangle a nurse, one in particular, she was from Ward 23, I don’t know her name and I don’t even remember what she looked like. She was an elderly lady, I saw her often in the ward. – Have you tried to implement this idea? No no. I told (the doctors) before I did it. – Did you have a chance to meet the sister? Probably not, but I don’t remember. The nurse (another one) found the noose, she saw how I wanted to hide it. I had it on the bedside table, the nurse helped me pack things. I took it out, I wanted to hide it in my pocket, she noticed and took it from me. – Why did you want to hide her? I do not know. – Do you still have thoughts of strangling and hurting people? I do, but it’s not as strong anymore.
Chris K. during police questioning
“We found two essential diagnoses – transsexualism and aggressive sadism. Control abilities were reduced at the time of the specific act, but recognition abilities were fully preserved. We came to the conclusion that this is an individual of average intelligence with obvious educational and school neglect,” Petr Weiss, an expert in the field of psychology and sexology, said in court.
Experts suggested that the court impose protective institutional treatment on Chris K. Although sexual deviation is incurable, a person’s behavior can be influenced with treatment. “For most patients, we achieve that they are able to live without conflict with social interests. About 17 percent of patients relapse,” Weiss added.
The prosecutor wondered how dangerous Chris K. was. “Aggressive sadism is absolutely the most dangerous of all sexual preference disorders. The social dangers are of the highest degree,” emphasized the sexologist, according to whom the success of the treatment will depend mainly on the cooperation of the patient.
According to Weiss, the treatment lasts about two years, which is also the maximum for which a court can by law impose a stay in a constitutional protection judgment. At the end of 2024, Chris K.’s condition should be reviewed, and then a decision will be made on the possible extension of his hospitalization.
The currently tried case may resemble the deviant murderer Michelle Sudků, who appears to be a man. In the summer of 2016, she tried to strangle a young woman in a cafe in Újezd, Prague, so that she could subsequently “make love” to her. She was then hospitalized in Bohnice. However, due to doubts in the communication on the part of the police, the doctors released her two weeks later.
On the day she was released, she attacked a fifty-four-year-old woman with a knife in the Tesco hypermarket in Anděla. She inflicted two blows to the victim’s chest and abdomen with great force. She killed in order to draw attention to herself and to prove to the doctors from Bohnice that she was sick and to secure hospitalization. She was sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to receive institutional sexological treatment.