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Australian mother jailed for sex abuse of daughter to please boyfriend

Published on Mar 28, 2014 2:58 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian mother who sexually abused her daughter to maintain the affection of her boyfriend has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison, reports said on Friday.

The South Australian District Court heard that the woman, 35, had abused the 10-year-old girl and photographed the encounters to gratify her 37-year-old partner, who was a teacher.

"This was very serious offending against a defenceless child by the very people who should have been protecting, not offending against, her," Judge Simon Stretton said, domestic news agency AAP reported.

"You were her mother, for goodness' sake." The woman was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse, indecent assault and producing child pornography. The man pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and to producing and possessing child pornography.

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