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.
(Article by David Averre republished from DailyMail.co.uk)
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.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="599"] Marina 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[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="599"] Ashley Romero, 28, was sentenced to 25 years in prison with no possibility of parole alongside Volz. Romero sexually abused Volz' daughter[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_620437" align="alignnone" width="637"] Sean Allen received a 12-year sentence (eligible for parole after 10 years), and Dulcinea Gnecco was handed a five year sentence[/caption]
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.
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