A Lynchburg woman was indicted by a grand jury Monday on felony rape and abduction charges stemming from an August incident involving a juvenile, according to the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
Julianna Tourmaline Fialkowski, 25, faces one count each of felony rape; abduction with the intent to defile; enticing another into a dwelling with intent to commit a felony; strangulation; and misdemeanor assault, according to the indictment.
The charges stem from incidents that happened Aug. 17, the indictment said.
Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison said in an email Wednesday the incidents involved one juvenile victim.
Fialkowski was arrested Sept. 1 on eight counts of producing child pornography, Lynchburg Police Lt. Malcolm Booker said in an email last month.
He said the charges stemmed from an incident on July 28, but declined to give more details because of the ongoing investigation.
Harrison had no comment about whether the charges on which Fialkowski was indicted occurred during the production of child pornography.
Fialkowski, a transgender woman, made headlines last year when a judge denied her request to change her name from Joseph David Fialkowski.
The then-Lynchburg College student told The News & Advance in February 2014 she had been receiving hormone treatment for more than a year and was recognized as female on her driver’s license.
Fialkowski first filed for the name change in December 2013. Following a hearing in January 2014, her application was denied and the case dismissed by Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge F. Patrick Yeatts.
Fialkowski said at the time the judge didn’t give a reason for denying her request, which was approved in May 2014 after she filed a second request.
Fialkowski is being held without bond at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center.
A court order issued Wednesday by Yeatts said Fialkowski is set for an attorney advisement hearing at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 in Lynchburg Circuit Court.
Staff Writer Justin Faulconer contributed.