Jorven Seren/Janiel Verainer

Jorven Seren, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted of indecently assaulting a child and possession of 460 images of child sexual abuse. Seren was jailed for 15 months in December 2016.

Seren, 55, asked to be referred to as a woman in court and sucked their thumb throughout the trial after a 3ft doll brought to court was taken away. The court heard Seren believes themself to be a five-year-old girl, and defence counsel stated that “since an early age felt she is more woman than man.” While psychiatrists concluded Seren had personality disorders, the defendant did not have a mental illness which required treatment in a psychiatric hospital and so was jailed to protect the public, particularly young children.

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*Update December 2021*

Janiel Verainer outside court. Image via Daily Star/SWNS

Under the name Janiel Verainer, the same violent male was again convicted of similar offences in 2021; as the defendant claimed to identify as a 5 year old female child named Jorven Seren, this is presumably an alias that was used by media in 2016 without also printing the defendant’s name.

Seren/Verainer, 60, pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court in December 2021 to breaching a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) imposed in 2016, having approached and kissed two young girls on their mouths between December 18, 2019, and January 31, 2021. The girls were wearing school uniform and were approached at random. Three other charges of failing to comply with the SHPO will remain on file.

Reportedly, Verainer attended court dressed as an elf wearing a bizarre costume with attached bells which jangled when walking into court assisted by a ‘helper’. Verainer sucked their thumb during the hearing and was allowed to sit in the public gallery, rather than the dock. At an earlier hearing where Verainer denied the charges, the defendant wore their hair in pigtails and sucked their thumb.

Sentencing was adjourned to 25 February 2022 for a probation report to be prepared. A psychiatric report had already been completed and found Verainer had personality problems, but no mental health issues.

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