Mother 'meticulously planned' sexual abuse of her baby son and 5-year-old daughter with secret lover
The jurors convicted the pair on two charges of conspiring to rape a child and assaulting a child by penetration and one of administering a substance with intent each.
A depraved mother and her secret lover have been sentenced to jail for almost 50 years combined after they "meticulously planned" the rape of her baby son and her young daughter.
As reported by DailyMail, the pair proceeded to carry out "systematic" sexual abuse on the two children over almost four months. They carefully planned their horrific crimes over around 12,400 WhatsApp messages. The Portsmouth Crown Court heard the fact that the mother's secret lover had a "perverted sexual predilection" for children "of the youngest age".
The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had allegedly told her lover that she loved "pushing boundaries" with him while they were planning the abuse. The mother even started to force feed her then 5-year-old daughter sleeping tablet so that the abuse could be carried out. The sick pair's shocking crimes came to light when the mother's disgusted and distraught partner spotted the messages on her phone.
Prosecutor Sim Jones told the court that the police were made aware of the pictures after they were reported by the woman's partner, who was not in anyway involved with the crime. The court heard that the images were the "worst" an experienced child abuse investigator leading the case had ever seen. "This was systematic, routine, regular sexual abuse," the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor also revealed that the pair had also made unsuccessful attempts to rape the child after drugging her. During the trial which went on for many weeks, the mother attempted to claim that she was mentally unwell and was led on by the lover. He flatly denied carrying out any sort of abuse.
The jurors convicted the pair on two charges of conspiring to rape a child and assaulting a child by penetration and one of administering a substance with intent each. The mother admitted to three charges of taking indecent images, three of distributing images, four counts of making indecent images and one of having extreme pornography. While she was also convicted of five charges of sexual assault of a child.
The woman's lover admitted to seven charges of making indecent images and one of making extreme pornographic images. Judge Timothy Mousley QC jailed the pair for 22 years and 25 years respectively with a three-year extension license. "Unsuccessful attempts were made to rape the girl after drugging her," Judge Timothy shared.
"I'm also satisfied that the rapes would have begun within a matter of days if the phone was not found. The rape of each child would not have just been a single rape. Potentially in your case, the children would have been the victims of repeated rapes over a protracted period of time," the judge continued.
The investigating officer DC Maria Sweeney said, "The substantial sentences given reflect the deplorable crimes committed on young innocent children. Over a number of months, both defendants entered into an agreement via a social media messaging service to sexually abuse victims".