A transgender who confessed to molesting multiple autistic children has been found dead in a jail cell.
31-year-old Leomeir Kennedy is a biological female who claims to be a transgender “man.”
Kennedy was arrested for abusing kids at a therapy center where she was employed
At least one of the victims was still in diapers.
The deceased predator was identified in court documents as a “transgender man,” presumably meaning Kennedy was likely born female.
Female pronouns are being used in this report because Kennedy’s biological sex is assumed to be female, despite having the physical appearance of a bearded man.
In April, Kennedy confessed to molesting three children under her care.
Two of the victims were patients at the Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center in Greenwood, Indiana.
Kennedy admitted to the crimes after her phone and laptop were given to police by a colleague.
“A probable cause affidavit stated Kennedy admitted to molesting a child while babysitting in October of 2017,” Fox 59 reported earlier this year.
“[Kennedy] claimed it happened once while changing the child’s diaper.”
Kennedy told police that she chose to work at the center because it was a “victim pool.”
The mother of one of the victims, a nonverbal child, told the station that she began noticing changes in their behavior in January.
“More temper tantrums, more aggression, and self-injuries,” the mother, identified only as “Jane,” said.
“A lot more. They can’t talk to us,” Jane continued.
“They depend on them and us.
“For someone who we have to trust and they have to trust to do something like this is sickening. It’s terrible.”
Fox 59 reported:
“Investigators said Kennedy admitted to molesting one child during a diaper change and another child while tickling them.
“Court documents show Kennedy said one of the children had ‘lust’ in their eyes and described it as feeling like ‘Christmas’ when [she] touched the child.”
“A search of Kennedy’s electronics reportedly found a search on DuckDuckGo of a ’13-year-old gang raped’ and two sexual images of very young children [she] received from someone on the Whispr app,” the report added.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Kennedy was unresponsive in her jail cell at approximately 9:32 am on Friday.
Prison staff attempted to revive the sexual predator using CPR.
However, Kennedy was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Johnson County Coroner’s Office has said that there is no indication of foul play, meaning it was likely a suicide.
Kennedy was supposed to go to trial at the end of July.
But the trial was delayed when the court date was moved to September.