Court Rules State Must Pay For Child Rapist's Gender Confirmation Surgery

Mason Edmo, who now goes by the name of Adree Edmo, was convicted of sexually abusing a child under 16 years of age.

Boise, ID – A federal appeals court has ruled that the state of Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a convicted sex offender who was born male but identifies as a woman.

Adree Edmo, 31, was convicted of sexually abusing a child under 16 years of age, and has been incarcerated at a men’s prison south of the city since 2012, KIVI reported.

Edmo previously went by the name of Mason Dean Edmo, according to Heavy.

The transgender inmate’s attorneys have alleged that denying Edmo the taxpayer-funded gender confirmation surgery would constitute cruel and unusual punishment, and a federal judge agreed, KIVI reported.

On Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s 2018 decision.

“It really comes down to: Is this medically necessary care and treatment?" one of Edmo’s attorneys, Deborah Ferguson, told KIVI. "We provided the court with some very, very high-quality expert testimony about the care and treatment necessary for her gender dysphoria, which is severe, and the medically necessary treatment is gender confirmation surgery.”

The three-judge panel determined that the federal judge’s findings were “logical and well-supported,” and concurred that “responsible prison officials were deliberately indifferent to Edmo’s gender dysphoria, in violation of the Eighth Amendment,” Boise State Public Radio reported.

“Prison authorities have not provided that treatment despite full knowledge of Edmo’s ongoing and extreme suffering and medical needs,” the appeals court decision read.

The convicted child rapist has attempted self-castration on two occasions while in prison, according to Boise State Public Radio.

“I am relieved and grateful the court recognized my right to necessary medical treatment, and that I will get the surgery I need,” Edmo said in a statement, according to Heavy. “I hope my case helps the State of Idaho understand that they can’t deny medical care to transgender people.”

Idaho Governor Brad Little blasted the appeals court’s ruling, and said that the state will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The court’s decision is extremely disappointing,” Little told KIVI. “The hardworking taxpayers of Idaho should not be forced to pay for a convicted sex offender’s gender reassignment surgery when it is contrary to the medical opinions of the treating physician and multiple mental health professionals. I intend to appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

“We cannot divert critical public dollars away from the higher priorities of keeping the public safe and rehabilitating offenders,” the governor added.

If the ruling is upheld, Edmo would become the first transgender inmate in the U.S. to receive such a surgery due specifically to a court order, KIVI reported.

The procedure would cost between $20,000 and $30,000, and Edmo would be transferred to a women’s prison if the surgery is completed, according to Boise State Public Radio.

Lori Rifkin, Edmo’s lead attorney, said that her client is suffering every day that the state tries to appeal the decision.

“She suffers every single day while they have denied this treatment to her for years and there can be no reason justifying Idaho’s continued refusal to provide her care except bias,” Rifkin declared, according to Boise State Public Radio.

Comments (51)
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flybynight
flybynight

Hey soul patrol troll crew, may be hope for you yet.

Brian N
Brian N

"The convicted child rapist has attempted self-castration on two occasions while in prison, according to Boise State Public Radio."

I say give him a sharp knife and close the cell door

Tracewell
Tracewell

Your just kidding me thete are vets who need major medical attention seniors who cant afford eveeed food there are people living in the streets that need all kinds of medical and emotional support what the fuck you loses are out of your mind he she piece of shit should be thrown in the male population and e

Tracewell
Tracewell

And feed to the wolves rape good god is he even a us citizen..sorry for spelling just so sick of the bull fucking shit

JBo
JBo

A pedophile? Give me a hatchet and $1.95 and I'll do it. You can owe me the $1.95.

Justretired
Justretired

Well take their peas and carrots but dont do the plumbing, send that ass back on the chain gang. Problem solved. If good behavior let them filter back in society under close watch. They have no mo peas an carrots so no mo fun time. I think they ought to castrate every peice of shit that rapes a woman, that's my opinion. Or shove a shovel up his ass so he'll understand how it feels.

patm
patm

He is a rapist & he thinks by having a sex change it changes what he did, are the courts in Idaho idiots, they absolutely are, keep him where he is & let the other inmates take care of him, hopefully he’ll be dead soon 😡😡

Cops kid
Cops kid

$20 call it done, I've got a rusty butter knife

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Someone, somewhere in that state is sitting at their kitchen table with a box of tissues and a headache; wondering where on earth they will find the money to treat their critically ill family member. May the system choke on that truth as they fund the delusions of an insane criminal oxygen thief.

HFD120
HFD120

HE...SHE...IT

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Let the other male inmates help him with his full transformation thereby saving the good taxpayers thousands in the process.

Jones24
Jones24

Once behind bars you should not be afforded anything like this. When you get out pay for it yourself. Nope! stay a man, serve your sentence then do that you want to your body. He did something cruel and should suffer.

Ibizian
Ibizian

She suffers every single day while they have denied this treatment to her for years and there can be no reason justifying Idaho’s continued refusal to provide her care except bias"

WHAT ABOUT THE VICTIM??

Fuck bias. You do the crime as a man, you do the time as one...

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

....So this thing got arrested for his sick delusional behavior and the taxpayer is then required to pay for even more of his sick delusional behavior. Notice the article mentions almost nothing of the child victim. Where are our priorities as a society?

Skidoo
Skidoo

The so-called experts who stated in court that the defendent needs the surgery are full of hot air. Cosmetic surgery will never cure a pervert. it only supports their delusions.

SheDevil
SheDevil

WTH? WOW!

OldVet
OldVet

That is a Crooked Court and the Judges do not know what they are doing

Mrdan
Mrdan

One shot the butt of your hand to the bottom of its nose it will drive the nose into its head. N kill it or better yet. MB a set of weights should fall on it while in the yard

junkmansj
junkmansj

Let the kid he raped father do the intial removal.

ikaika
ikaika

Well, won't that be a nifty deal at the next parole hearing? "No, Andree didn't rape that child. That was nasty old Mason. Andree is a changed person, literally, and needs to be released." If I'm not mistaken, transgenders need to take hormones for the rest of their lives, and I'm guessing that the attorney would demand that the state pay for those, too, if the state has to pay for the surgery. As others have said, that taxpayer money could be spent in better ways, such as on counseling for the child victim or for people who really need it for medical services or basic human needs. Can you imagine the precedent this is going to set? Holy shit. I don't want one penny of my tax dollars going to gender reassignment surgery for prisoners!

chessie58
chessie58

She's suffering???!!! What about the kid it traumatized? What a bunch of BS! Hope this case gets overturned.

Mrs10
Mrs10

This is a terrible terrible deciding and a terrible precedent.

I mean, can anyone else just see the person who wants the surgery but can't afford it decide to commit a crime to get the procedure free in prison?!

"It's the end of the world as we know it" (the band REM) But I DON'T feel fine!

Mrs10
Mrs10

Also as a victim of childhood sexual abuse I can promise you that the poor young woman this creature assaulted is suffering greatly. And will do so, at least in part, every single day of her other. Yet no one is offering her $30,000 for anything.

LynnSB
LynnSB

This " three-judge panel " should have this RAPIST Live with them!!! Why the F*ck are you WASTING TAX PAYER Money on this POS -- IGNORANT MF"ers YOU should All be CASTRATED so your IGNORANT Blood Line Ends with you !!!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF???? Are you fking kidding me?? He/She/It is suffering?? I DONT GIVE A FK!! Tax payers do not pay for anyone, let alone prisoners, to have cosmetic/transgender surgery!! This sick mofo can wait till he gets out and pay for it himself! No one made him attempt to perform surgery on himself. That's all on him. This "suffering" is all his own doing!! He wouldn't even be in prison if he wasnt a perverted sick f**k!! So suck it up buttercup!!! We ain't giving you a damn thing you piece of shit!!!!

Ateamangel
Ateamangel

This POS did the crime as a male, let him do the time as a male, If they could let him out early they would have but he is a VERY dangerous person even in the prison. They now have 6 or 7 more wanting this surgery. Give me a break. I pay these taxes and I am drowning. I have no sympathy.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

truly disgusted why we keep placating these Mental Marys.

James Robinson
James Robinson

I'd be more than Happy to do the surgery for free. I'll cut his balls and Dick both off and then he can truly be someone's bitch in prison.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

This thread has nothing to do with Blue Lives Mattering. Would be interesting to see a post about police officers undergoing gender confirmation surgery, though. They would probably have some pretty interesting stories to tell if the Blue Lives Matter writers interviewed a bunch of them.

TXBLKCONSERVATIVE
TXBLKCONSERVATIVE

What about the suffering 16 year old HE raped.