Invisible Children

Shenna Grimm

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

shenna grimm
Shenna Grimm was 16 in 1998 when her mother and stepfather, Narda and John Goff, inseminated her with a syringe full of John’s sperm. Shenna had been withdrawn from school in fourth grade to be homeschooled, but instead she was forced to work as a servant for the Goffs. John Goff had also repeatedly raped and physically abused her.

Narda Goff was convicted in 2002 of helping John impregnate her daughter and was sentenced to three years in prison. John Goff was convicted in 2002 of rape, sexual battery, and child endangering and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. In 2005 an appeals court overturned the convictions; however, in his retrial in 2006 John was again convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Date: December 1998
Location: Akron, Ohio

Documents: Date:
Teen says stepfather coerced her into insemination with a syringe 08-27-2002
Conviction In Syringe Insemination Case 08-29-2002
Grimm Fairy Tale 08-10-2005
Jury convicts Ohio stepfather in syringe rape case 04-17-2006
Man again gets 20 years for impregnating stepdaughter with syringe 06-05-2006