Transgender paedophile battered fellow inmate

A transgender paedophile battered a fellow prisoner behind bars after being talked about by other cons.

Katie Dolatowski, 22, set upon the inmate at Polmont jail, near Falkirk, over “comments” lags had made about her.

The convicted sex offender was serving a sentence for assault in the male section of the young offenders nick at the time – but a court heard she is now in a women’s jail.

We told earlier this month how Dolatowski was caught living at a refuge for domestic violence victims in Leeds – regularly visited by Spice Girl and campaigner Mel B – after duping staff.

And yesterday, prosecutor Danielle McDonald told Falkirk Sheriff Court today that Dolatowski lashed out while inmates were collecting their lunch in the jail’s association area.

Ms McDonald said victim Peter Patterson, then 20, was at the hotplate getting his meal when he “felt as if he had been shoved” on January 22 last year.

He was then repeatedly punched by towering Dolatowski.

Ms McDonald said witnesses saw the six foot plus paedo “holding Mr Patterson over a table and punching him to the back of his head”.

Warders shouted at Dolatowski to stop and she was escorted back to her cell.

She was placed on report and received punishments, including loss of privileges and earnings.

Dolatowski, of Dunfermline, Fife, pled guilty to assaulting Mr Patterson by punching him repeatedly on the head and body.

The court heard at the time of the incident she was serving a sentence following an assault she carried out while staying in Glasgow.

Kelly Howe, defending, said Dolatowski had been put in male accommodation in Polmont “notwithstanding” her identifying as a woman and had been “targeted for quite some time”.

Ms Howe added: “On this occasion she decided to try and stand up for herself about something that had been said to her the previous evening.

“She told prison officers at the time that Mr Patterson had been responsible for making comments about her.”

Ms Howe said Dolatowski’s identity “has now been recognised” by the prison service and she is now in Cornton Vale women’s prison, near Stirling.

Sheriff Christopher Shead deferred sentence until January 12 next year for a criminal justice social work report.

Dolatowski is currently serving a sentence for not notifying authorities of a change of address.

He said: “I see there are some complexities in terms of her circumstances which the court should consider before deciding if custody is the only appropriate disposal here.”

In 2018, Dolatowski, then 18, targeted a girl of 10 in the toilets of a Morrisons supermarket in Kircaldy, Fife.

She ordered the child to remove her trousers and threatened to stab her – but the girl punched her and fled.

It came a month after Dolatowski was caught secretly filming a 12-year-old girl on the toilet in an Asda in Dunfermline.

She avoided jail but there was anger at the time when it emerged she was placed in a woman-only hostel while self-identifying as female.