Robert Floyd Brown Jr. has been incarcerated since 2005 for crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children. Specifically, while posing as a woman, Brown convinced teenage boys to send sexual images over the internet then threatened public distribution if they did not perform more sexual acts. His victims included a 14 year old and 10 year old in Kansas, a 14 year old and 15 year old in Colorado and a 15 year old in Texas.
He recently lost his lawsuit for 8th Amendment violations based on gender identity in federal court. Brown, who is allowed to wear a sports bra, specifically claimed that giving him Nair to remove his hair instead of electrolysis is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. He also claimed that not allowing him to buy “female items” like makeup violates the U.S. Constitution. The court rejected these claims.