A mother of four who rapéd her 11-year-old daughter and filmed it as a form of “séx education” has been jailed for four years in Australia.
Judge John Robertson said séxual offenses against children by their own mothers were “rare,” describing the relationship between mother and child as “seminal in our society.”
He told the woman she had “no psychological or intellectual reason to explain this shocking behavior,” as she had “a normal loving upbringing with parents and family who still support you.”
The court heard that the woman started seeing the father of her four children — 16 years her senior — when she was “virtually a child” at age 14. She had her first child at 16.
She later began a cyber-séx relationship with a man and “became obsessed with séx.” She would allow her daughter to view séxual videos the two sent to each other.
“From the start you characterized your behavior as some form of bizarre séx education with the child which did not involve séxual gratification from you… You were obsessed with séx and your life was in chaos,” Robertson reportedly said.
He also said the mother, through her “selfish criminal conduct,” had deprived her daughter of the right to “a wholesome and loving relationship with her mother…”