Melbourne, May 14 (ANI): An Australian mother has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for forcing her 12-year-old daughter into prostitution with over 100 men in just four weeks.
Magistrate Peter Evans, in the Supreme Court in Hobart, described the crime as an appalling breach of trust by a mother against her daughter, reports The Mercury.
He specified that out of the 11 years, she must serve non-parole period of seven years.
The woman had pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Hobart to being a commercial operator of a sexual services business, receiving a fee from sexual services involving a child and procuring unlawful sex with a young person.
Crown prosecutor Daryl Coates told the court the mother and a man named Gary John Devine had decided to sell her daughter when she faced a financial crunch. She apparently wanted to buy cars and pay off her home loan.
Devine was previously jailed for 10 years for his part in selling the girl for sex over a four-week period in August and September last year, reports News.com.au.
The woman’s name has been kept hidden over legal issues. (ANI)