Ashton transgender woman jailed for child sex crimes

A TRANSGENDER woman from Ashton-under-Lyne has been jailed for more than four years after admitting child sex charges.

Naomi O’Brien incited Jonathan Walker in an internet chat to sexually abuse a victim on multiple occasions in March.

Now after pleading guilty to six charges, they have been handed a jail term of four years three months.

The 31-year-old was also made subject of a four years and four months Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life when they were sentenced on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Naomi OBrien

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

Their crimes were uncovered through what Greater Manchester Police described as a ‘tenacious and lengthy investigation of 1,865 messages’ which proved their conversations with the man were ‘not simply a case of role play or fantasy.’

O’Brien admitted 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,

In July, ‘calculating and deviant’ Walker, of Merthyr Tydfil, was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison after being 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.

Det Insp Zoe Marsden, of GMP’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 suspect’s chats were not simply a case of role play or fantasy – they had knowledge that the male had an interest in sexually abusing a young boy on the direction of them.

“This is a significant result for what is a very vulnerable and innocent four-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 person 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.”


If you or someone you know has been a victim of rape or sexual assault, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.

You can also report information and crimes on Greater Manchester Police’s website ( using the ‘report’ tool.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There are also lots of organisations and support agencies available across Greater Manchester that can help and provide support.

For more information on rape and serious sexual assault and the support services available, you can contact the following.

St. Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre – Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515 or clicking

Greater Manchester Rape Crisis – Call on 0161 273 4500 or email

Survivors Manchester – Call 0161 236 2182 or visit

Online support for domestic abuse is available at,,, and

One Reply to “Ashton transgender woman jailed for child sex crimes”

  1. This is not a woman. Stop gaslighting your readership. Are the delusional feelings of paedophile more important than the truth??

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