WENATCHEE, Washington – 31-year-old Synthia Koopman (nee Dennis L. Koopman) self-identified as a woman and had begun gender-transition procedures when he took a job as a nanny at the household of a family with three small children. He molested and raped the 10-year-old and 14-year-old boys, and kidnapped the 10-year-old and went on the run from Wyoming to Colorado. The mother of the victims told law enforcement that she had had no idea Mr. Synthia was a man at the time she hired him to be her children’s nanny. Mr. Synthia requested to serve his 23-year sentence in a women’s prison, and authorities were having trouble deciding whether to house the child rapist in a men’s facility or grant his wishes and place him in a women’s facility.
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In 1993 he filed an appeal. The court notes record him as female.
This is where statistics that measure who molests children may already be screwed up. The courts consider this man a woman. His crimes of sexual abuse are recorded as a woman did it. But people think agreeing with a non-provable identity is legit. This was 1993 long before any laws to protect a transgender and the courts accepted this person as female…