Michelle (Miguel) Martinez (USA)

Michelle (Miguel) Martinez is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. On October 19, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside a bathroom in the victim’s home. Martinez, who was a family friend, invited the girl into the bathroom where he proceeded to “touch[] her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her.” The girl immediately told her mother, who immediately reported the assault to the Casper, WY police. When questioned, Martinez told the police the girl was “talking crap” and called the accusations “a publicity stunt.” In court, he pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
Martinez was found guilty of first- and second-degree abuse of a minor, and may face up to 70 years in prison.

Transgender Wyoming woman convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl in bathroom — Fox News, Oct. 19, 2017

Trial begins for Casper resident charged with sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl — Billings Gazette, Oct. 16, 2017

Reginald Cathanie Artis (USA)


Reginald Cathanie Artis was 24 when he pleaded guilty in 1987 to one count of forcible sodomy of a 17-year-old boy. According to a news report at the time, the 1987 conviction came three years after Artis – he lettered in three sports at Great Bridge High School – was convicted of sexually battering a 16-year-old boy. He was sentenced to 13 months in jail in that case, but the entire sentence was suspended on the condition he stay out of trouble.

Virginia petitioned for a civil commitment based on likelihood of reoffending. Dr. Stephen C. Ganderson, a clinical psychologist, has diagnosed Artis with an unspecified personality disorder with narcissistic, avoidant and antisocial traits. The doctor believed the disorder makes it likely Artis will continue to engage in violent sexual acts.

Artis is a transgender woman now.

Civil commitment_ Laws allow authorities to keep people locked up indefinitely_

Va. AG wants more prison for sex offender – UPI

Virginia wants sex offender locked up beyond sentence _ HamptonRoads.com _ PilotOnline


Doe v. Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corp. (USA)

The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed a judgment for Jacob Doe, a pseudonym, who attended a parochial elementary school in the early 1980s and suffered damages for emotional injuries resulting from sexual abuse by F, a priest employed by the Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation. Specifically, Doe alleged that the Church, after learning that F was an alcoholic and had sexually assaulted minors in the past, negligently assigned F to serve as the director of the school. Doe further alleged that, having made this assignment, the Church negligently failed to adequately supervise F or to warn others that F might be a danger to minors.

In writing about the need to extend statutes of limitations in childhood sexual abuse civil lawsuits, the court noted that Professor Marci Hamilton observed that “[l]egislation that eliminates the civil [statute of limitations] or includes a discovery rule is supported by various studies on the long-term effects of child molestation and the likely delay in disclosure. Researchers in various studies have found-specifically in men who were sexually abused as children-that long-term adaptation will often include sexual problems, dysfunctions or compulsions, confusion and struggles over gender and sexual identity, homophobia and confusion about sexual orientation, problems with intimacy, shame, guilt and self-blame, low self-esteem, negative self-images, increased anger, and conflicts with authority figures. There is also an increased rate of substance abuse, a tendency to deny and delegitimize the traumatic experience, symptoms of [p]ost [t]raumatic [s]tress [d]isorder, and increased probability of fear and depression for all victims. Often, it is not until years after the sexual abuse that victims experience these negative outcomes. As clinician Mic Hunter has observed: ‘Some of the effects of sexual abuse do not become apparent until the victim is an adult and a major life event, such as marriage or birth of a child, takes place. Therefore, a child who seemed unharmed by childhood abuse can develop crippling symptoms years later . . . .'” (Footnotes omitted.) M. Hamilton, “The Time Has Come for a Restatement of Child Sex Abuse.” (emphasis added).

Doe v. Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corp.

Lisa Summers/Sydney Sezer (USA)

Lisa Summers was born a man, Sydney Sezer. Sezer was convicted in 1996 of repeatedly molesting a 13-year-old girl for almost a year. He was sentenced to more than eight years in prison, and after he got out, he legally changed his name to Lisa Summers.  He was using Go Fund Me, a crowd funding website, to ask for $18,000 for surgery to complete the physical transition from man to woman.
Sex offender uses crowdfunding to raise money for gender reassignment surgery _ Local & Regional _ KATU.

People v. Olsen (California, USA)

Summary:  Evidence supports involuntary commitment of a transgender woman as a sexually violent predator; however, transgender woman has right to a hearing on whether his equal protection rights were violated in the application of the involuntary commitment process to him.

The State of California filed an amended petition to extend the commitment of William Karl Olsen under the Sexually Violent Predators Act after his commitment expired in October of 2008.  The petition stated that on October 5, 2000, Olsen was committed as a sexually violent predator to the state Department of Mental Health for two years, and since that date he “has been consistently committed to a new term as a Sexually Violent Predator.” The People asserted that Olsen “continues to meet the criteria for commitment as a sexually violent predator in that he continues to have a current diagnosed mental disorder that makes him a danger to the health and safety of others in that it is likely that he will engage in sexually violent criminal behavior in the future.” The SVPA provides for the involuntary civil commitment for treatment and confinement of an individual who is found, by a unanimous jury verdict, and beyond a reasonable doubt , to be a sexually violent predator (“SVP”).  A jury found the allegation that Olsen was a sexually violent predator to be true. By order filed in February 2011, the trial court committed Olsen to the state Department of Mental Health for an indeterminate term.

The trial court found probable cause to believe that (1) Olsen had been convicted of a qualifying sexually violent offense against at least one victim; (2) he has a diagnosable mental disorder; (3) the disorder makes it likely that he will engage in sexually violent criminal conduct if released; and (4) the sexually violent criminal conduct will be predatory in nature. Thereafter, the case proceeded to a jury trial.

The jury trial yielded the following testimony.

At the age of five, Olsen was placed in foster care due to his mother’s health problems. He later graduated from high school and worked as a mechanic and truck driver. He also served in the Army in Vietnam. Olsen has been married twice and has an adult daughter. At the time of trial, Olsen was 61 years old.


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