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Transgender woman incited lover to sexually abuse four-year-old boy

Naomi O’Brien 31, of Ashton-under-Lyne, received a total of four years and three months in prison

A transgender woman, from Tameside, has been jailed for encouraging the sexual abuse a four-year-old boy.

Naomi O’Brien 31, of Ashton-under-Lyne, received a total of four years and three months in prison, with a four years and four months Sexual Harm Prevention Order and Sex Offender Notification Requirements for life. 

O'Brien, who was previously called Nathan, reportedly encouraged his lover, Jonathan Walker, to sexually abuse the toddler.

Police referred to O'Brien as 'a predatory female'.

In 2015 O'Brien, who was also known as Morgan Naomi Clarke, told the Daily Mail newspaper he had been 'trapped' in a male body for 22 years and announced his attention to be crowned Miss Transgender UK.

Jonathan Walker, 33, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil, was found guilty of sexually abusing a four-year-old boy, along with engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and possession of indecent images. He was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison.

During the investigation, chat was also discovered between Walker and O’Brien, indicating a sexual interest in children. 

O’Brien incited Walker to sexually abuse the victim on multiple occasions in March 2023.

Following a complex investigation, and in conjunction with South Wales Police, Walker was arrested for multiple offences. 

O’Brien pleaded guilty to three counts of intentionally encouraging and assisting another to commit a sexual assault against a child, two counts of intentionally encouraging and assisting another to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.  She was sentenced on Monday 20 November 2023.

Det Isnp Zoe Marsden, of Greater Manchester Police's Online Child Abuse Investigation Team, said: “Firstly, our thoughts remain with the victim and their family having gone through such a terrible ordeal.

“Following a tenacious and lengthy investigation of 1,865 messages, our dedicated team was able to prove that the female suspects' chats were not simply a case of role play or fantasy - she had knowledge that the male had an interest in sexually abusing a young boy on the direction of her. 

“This is a significant result for what is a very vulnerable and innocent 4-year-old child who was subjected to multiple counts of abuse, but also for all other children in the community who could have been subject to similar offending by a predatory female who was inciting others to commit acts of sexual harm against the most vulnerable in society.

“I hope the sentence sends a strong message to the public that we will pursue all available lines of enquiry to ensure we can bring justice to victims of serious sexual assaults.”

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