A woman who worked as a daycare worker in San Francisco, as well as an East Bay suburb, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after she used her access to vulnerable children to create and distribute child pornography.
A press release from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California, which describes Jace Wong as a man despite her gender being female, said that Wong has been sentenced to serve 300 months in prison for the production, attempted production, distribution, and possession of child pornography. Wong was said to have taken part in a scheme to snap photographs and videos of four- to six-year-olds that she could then post on child pornography sites, according to US Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey and FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert K. Tripp.
Jace Wong was previously named Robyn Danielle Wong, according to reports.
On April 24, 2023, Wong pleaded guilty to the charges. In her plea agreement, Wong admitted that starting on March 19, 2021, she secretly captured sexually explicit photos and videos of prepubescent minors as they were using the bathroom. These offenses occurred at a San Francisco daycare facility, where she had been employed at the time.
Wong admitted that the children were around four to six years of age and that she had taken pictures and videos showing the prepubescent minors’ genitalia.
According to a report by San Francisco Public Safety News, Wong took videos of “naked and partially-dressed boys and girls in her care” and then shared them with other predators in internet chat rooms. She was also said to have manipulated the genitals of children in addition to encouraging them to touch her in a sexual manner.
Wong’s defense team reportedly attempted to say her actions were caused at least in part by testosterone therapy she had been given, causing an uptick in her sexual urges and libido.
“It is arguable that the medical professionals involved in [Wong’s] gender transition should have exercised greater oversight and provided more guidance to this, at the time, young woman about the potential biological interactions of testosterone and [her] genetic disorder,” attorneys for the defendant wrote.
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