May 11, 2022

USA: NJ Transgender Mom Sentenced To 25 Years For Forcing Daughter, 7, She Fathered To Take Part In Child Sex Abuse Porn. 2 Inmates Impregnated By Transgender Inmate At All-Women’s Prison In NJ

The Daily Mail, UK
written by David Averre
Monday May 9, 2022

A transgender mother who forced the seven-year-old daughter she fathered to engage in child pornography at her New Jersey home has been jailed for 25 years without parole, along with three accomplices.

Marina Volz, previously named Matthew, was sentenced on Friday at Somerset County Superior Court alongside another transgender woman Ashley Romero 28, previously named Adam, and two other offenders Sean Allen, 54, and Dulcinea Gnecco, 21.

Volz, 32, ran a 'family-owned transgender pornography production studio specializing in amateur, BDSM and taboo fetish content' from her Coburn Lane home in Franklin Township, according to acting prosecutor Annmarie Taggart, where she allowed her accomplices to sexually abuse her young daughter.

The involvement of all four defendants was made clear in a string of group messages in which they discussed their plans to abuse Volz' child.

Somerset county assistant prosecutor Brian Stack told judge Peter Tober at sentencing on Friday the quartet orchestrated a 'vortex of darkness' that 'snuffed out' the young girl, adding the group were 'incapable of redemption' and had 'not accepted full responsibility'.

Judge Tober meanwhile said the crime was said 'heinous, cruel and depraved', and commented the child endured abuse involving a basement cage, neck collars and a variety of sex toys.

The judge sentenced Volz and Romero to 25 years without parole, while Allen received a 12-year sentence (eligible for parole after 10 years), and Gnecco was handed a five year sentence.

Volz, Romero and Allen will all be subject to lifetime parole supervision upon release.

An investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit found Volz managed to win custody of the child in 2018, before taking her from her mother's home on the West Coast and bringing her back to New Jersey.

Once in captivity, the young girl was subjected to sexual abuse and filmed on multiple electronic devices.

Investigators who raided the property one night after they assumed custody of the child following an anonymous tip off in January 2019 discovered more than 30 computers, cameras and digital storage devices containing extensive evidence of child pornography and sexual abuse.

They also discovered firearms, a high-capacity magazine and cocaine at the residence, according to The Daily Voice.

Anthony Cowell, Volz' public defender, confirmed the child has been adopted by relatives and added his client had relinquished all parental rights following the abuse.

'She will never see her child again... I can't wrap my head around what happened in this case,' he said, adding the evidence was 'some of the worst images I have ever seen in my life' according to My Central Jersey.

Cowell explained Volz had no criminal record, had served in the US army and was not deemed to be a violent sexual predator prior to the case.

The judge meanwhile said it will be years before the full extent of the psychological harm endured by Volz' daughter is known, declaring the girl had 'suffered grievously' at the hands of her captors.

He also stated the transgender woman had herself suffered sexual abuse in her youth and had attempted to commit suicide on numerous occasions.

All four defendants pleaded guilty in November 2021 to a range of charges including human trafficking, aggravated sexual assault, creation of child pornography and possession of child pornography, as well as charges related to possession of firearms and high-capacity magazines.

Romero's lawyer insisted his client 'has her head on the right way for redemption... there is hope for her', despite the fact she extensively abused the child while being filmed.

Allen, a US Navy veteran, said he was complicit in orchestrating the cross-country transport of a minor for the purposes of sexual gratification, and had also engaged in the sexual abuse.

Gnecco meanwhile received a lesser sentence, as the judge established she had not participated in the abuse of the child.

The 21-year-old acted as the child's carer and was tasked mostly with cooking and cleaning in Volz' New Jersey home, according to her lawyer Jack Venturi.

She ultimately pleaded guilty to counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Acting prosecutor Taggart said the case served as an example of the importance of reporting suspicions of child abuse, arguing that without the anonymous tip-off from a concerned member of the community, Volz and her accomplices may never have been brought to justice.

Calls to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (NJ DCP&P) Child Abuse Hotline may be made anonymously, 24 hours a day, by calling 1-877-NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873).

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The Washington Times
written by Susan Ferrechio
Thursday April 14, 2022

Two inmates at an all-women’s prison in New Jersey are pregnant after reportedly having sex with a transgender inmate.

The women are confined at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, NJ.Com reported. It’s the state’s only all-women’s prison and is slated for closure following complaints about sexual assaults and other problems in the facility.

Dan Sperrazza, a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Corrections, told that the women became pregnant after “consensual sexual relationships with another incarcerated person.”

The news website reported that the prison houses 27 transgender inmates, who are biological men identifying as women. They were transferred to the facility beginning in 2019 following a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and a transgender woman who complained of suffering from abuse in a men’s prison.

Biological women at Edna Mahan have complained they feel threatened and have been harassed by the transgender inmates. The transgender inmates are not required to undergo sex reassignment surgery in order to be housed with biological women.

Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union, the New Jersey Department of Corrections and the union representing the corrections officers at the facility did not immediately respond to a request for a comment.

Jeanne LoCicero, the ACLU’s legal director, told NJ.Com that allowing biological men who identify as women to be housed along with biological women is “in line with New Jersey’s strong anti-discrimination laws that prevent discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender identity.”

The union representing the state’s corrections officers opposes housing transgender women in the facility.

“We opposed this policy change believing it would be detrimental to the general population of female inmates being housed at Edna Mahan and also bring added stress to our correctional police officers assigned to this institution,” New Jersey Superior Officers Association President Edward Sullivan told

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