'Wicked' mom who let husband rape daughter from age 10 and got her pregnant thrice gets extended jail term
Mary-Louisa Andrews, 50, let her husband Anokye Andrews, 44, impregnate the child three times over a span of seven years
HIGH WYCOMBE, UK: A mother who allowed her daughter to be raped from the time she was 10 years old has been ordered to serve an extended jail term. Mary-Louisa Andrews, 50, let her husband Anokye Andrews, 44, impregnate the child three times over a span of seven years.
Mary-Louisa, who worked as a ride operator at a children's park, did not pay any heed to the horrific abuse her child was going through. She was worried that her husband would end their relationship if she intervened. The woman from High Wycombe was jailed for three years in June by the Aylesbury Crown Court. However, her jail term has now been extended to five years after appeal judges found on July 25 that the initial sentence was too lenient. Solicitor general Lucy Frazer, MP, said, "Mary-Louisa Andrews’ daughter was subjected to a campaign of sexual abuse in her own family home."
"A mother should be there to protect their child and in this instance, this, unfortunately, was not the case. I hope that the Court of Appeal’s decision today gives some closure to the victim, that justice has been done," she added. The abuser, Anokye Andrews, was jailed for 20 years for the horrific abuse and was described as an evil and wicked stepfather, in court. Even though his victim went through many abortions, the abuse did not stop.
Mary-Louisa Andrews has been banned from meeting her daughter ever again and any of her grandchildren.
The rest of the victim's family expressed shock and disgust over the incident as well as the soft sentence. Mary Louisa's brother Stefan Gray told the Sun, "I think Ag's [Anoyke] sentence reflects what happened to my niece, I think it’s justified, but my sister only got three years. I don’t think they gave my sister enough, I think she should have got more because you don’t do that to your own children. She was doing that to her own kid." He also added that had he known what was going on, he would have "knocked her out."
"I love my niece to pieces and so does my dad. We are really gutted that this has taken place without us knowing and it has devastated us," he shared and then said he would be glad never to see his sister again. Anoyke Andrews had first started abusing the child when she was 10 and she became pregnant at 12 years old.
While being sentenced, Mary Louisa burst into tears when judge Francis Sheridan told her, "The tears you shed are for yourself. I do not think any of them are for your daughter. I am not in any way influenced. You have not shown any sign of remorse. It is time somebody told you to your face - and I will: You were a wicked mother."