Impregnated teen's mom released from prison...

  1. Just when you think you have heard it all....people are sick!!!


    Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Feb 6, 2003

    Posted on Thu, Feb. 06, 2003

    Impregnated teen's mom released from prison
    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio - A woman who helped her husband impregnate her teen-age daughter with a syringe has been released after serving about eight months of a three-year sentence.
    Narda Goff, 43, of Stow, was released Tuesday after a brief hearing in Summit Common Pleas Court, where she tearfully told Judge John Adams she was sorry for her actions.

    "It's the first time I observed what I thought was some genuine remorse," Adams said after the hearing.

    Adams said Goff's deteriorating health was a factor in her release. She has multiple sclerosis and other health problems.

    Goff was convicted on charges of complicity to commit sexual battery and child endangering. Her husband, John Goff, 41, was convicted on two counts each of rape and sex-ual battery, and one count of child endangering. He is serving a 20-year sentence.

    The judge said he thought Narda Goff, who was unable to have more children after a hysterectomy, was trying to appease her husband when she went along with his plan to use a syringe to impregnate her daughter with his semen.

    The daughter, Shenna Grimm, was 16 at the time. Her son, born in 1999, is in foster care.

    Grimm told the judge she was glad her mother expressed remorse, is free and will continue to get counseling as a condition of release.

    "I hope that someday I am able to re-establish a relationship with my mother," she said in a statement released by the county prosecutor's office.

    Narda Goff was placed on five years' probation and may have contact with Grimm if her now-21-year-old daughter agrees.

    She was released from prison to her mother and will live with her in Mogadore, an Akron suburb.

    John Goff's sister, Lynne Cain, said the family was grateful for the ruling but said the teen-ager should have been held accountable, too.

    "We're happy Narda's being released. We hope with the appeals John will be out soon," said Cain, 46. "The impregnation was something that Shenna wanted, and she in fact impregnated herself. You may not agree with what happened, but it was not illegal."

    Grimm responded to Cain's comment with dismay.

    "Even my mother admits that what she did was wrong," Grimm said. "There have been two separate trials that found what was done was wrong, and all right-thinking people understand that what was done was wrong."

    John Goff was convicted in part because of a rape law the couple had campaigned for in the 1990s.

    The law expanded the definition of rape to include penetration with any object, not just sexual intercourse.

    The couple launched their campaign after a man accused of molesting Grimm was acquitted.
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   ShandyLynnRN
    "John Goff was convicted in part because of a rape law the couple had campaigned for in the 1990s. "

    Well now, didn't THAT just turn around and slap 'em in the rear!

    I don't get it though. Yes, it was wrong, however, who pressed charges? It said that the mom served 8 months, and the child was born in 1999..... does that mean that this went uncharged for 3 years? And it said the daughter used the syringe herself? ....UGH, what a mess! That poor baby!
  4. by   Lausana
    I saw this poor girl on Montell, I believe, a few months back and what a sad story

    I don't understand why they would release her for poor health, I'm sure she can receive care where she belongs--Jail. 3 yrs is not very long.
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Ewwwwww.
  6. by   delirium
    Hmm... this happened in Ohio?

    That's straight up disgusting. Sometimes I think about the people that I share oxygen with, and it makes me nauseous.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by delirium
    Hmm... this happened in Ohio?
    :uhoh21: Um, nobody I know, I swear!

    :chuckle
  8. by   delirium
    Keep on tellin' yourself that, Heather.
  9. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by delirium
    Hmm... this happened in Ohio?

    That's straight up disgusting. Sometimes I think about the people that I share oxygen with, and it makes me nauseous.


  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Well there goes my appetite .........I am nauseated. People never cease to shock me with how low they will go.
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by deespoohbear
    John Goff's sister, Lynne Cain, said the family was grateful for the ruling but said the teen-ager should have been held accountable, too.

    "We're happy Narda's being released. We hope with the appeals John will be out soon," said Cain, 46. "The impregnation was something that Shenna wanted, and she in fact impregnated herself. You may not agree with what happened, but it was not illegal."
    Yeah, 'cause a 16 year old girl is completely equipped to make a logical decision. Can we lock this idiot up just on general principle? A minor can't enter into a legal contract but she could legally impregnate herself with her father's sperm? I'm pretty sure the fact that both the "parents" involved are in jail is proof that it ISN'T legal.
  12. by   emily_mom
    I heard about this on the radio (my only source of life)....SICK SICK SICK.....


    Kristy
  13. by   colleen10
    The fact that Grimm, the 16 year old daughter, was allready molested at least once as a child should have been a clue to these relatives that the HELLO!!! The girl has issues.

    Even if she wanted to, and even though she is a minor, she is not emotionally capable of making this decision. No normal 16 year old can make that decision let alone one that is dealing with a history of abuse.
  14. by   JonRN
    Whatta bunch of weirdos. The least they could do is get sperm from someone besides the girl's father. What about the poor kid she had? Is he retarded or anything because his Grandpa and his dad are the same guy?

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