Kendall Stephens With Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey

Pennsylvania Transgender Activist Touted By State Dems Charged With Rape Of A Child

Kendall Stephens With Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey
Kendall Stephens With Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey (Instagram) By: Kate Anderson

LGBTQ activist Kendall Stephens, who identifies as a transgender woman and has worked with members of Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party, was charged with the rape of a minor, according to court documents filed Monday in the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Stephens, 37, was arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department and appeared before a judge on Monday, according to the documents.

The department charged Stephens with one count of rape forcible compulsion, unlawful sexual contact with a minor and indecent assault of a person under 13, among other charges.

“Philadelphia police filed charges – Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office referred the charges to the Office of Attorney General, and we have accepted the referral,” a spokesperson said. “We are deferring requests for the charging documents to the court repository.”

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The judge ordered that Stephens’ bail be set at $250,000 and a preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 29, according to court documents.

Stephens became an LGBTQ activist in 2020 after being assaulted at home in 2020, according to CBS News. Stephens later spoke at a press conference held by District Attorney Larry Krasner in 2021 ahead of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, according to ABC6 News, a local media outlet.

Several months later, Stephens was asked to speak on behalf of the LGBTQ community in an endorsement ceremony of Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov. Austin Davis in March 2022. Stephens was also reportedly invited by Democratic Sen. Bob Casey to speak “about the horrors facing the LGBTQIA+ community” in October 2022, according to a post from Stephens’ Instagram account.

Stephens also spoke at a rally for the “Fairness Act” in April, which adds sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class against discrimination, according to Patriot-News, a local media outlet.

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