German couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark net
Posted in: Legal & Security at 08/08/2018 20:31
A woman who sold her son to paedophiles on the dark net has been jailed for 12 years and six months by a court in southern Germany.
The Freiburg court also jailed her partner, the boy's stepfather, for 12 years. The boy was nine when the trial began in June.
The German nationals, 48 and 39 years old, had sexually abused the boy themselves for at least two years.
German couple who sold son to paedophiles on darknet jailed
A German woman has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for selling her young son on the darknet to abusers, in a case that has horrified the country and raised questions about its child protection services.
The 48-year-old woman and her partner, 39, a convicted paedophile, were convicted of forced prostitution, rape, sexual and physical abuse, humiliation, and bondage in almost 60 separate identified acts.
From Child’s Abuse to the Dark Web: Germans Recoil at a Mother’s Role
The case would have stoked public outrage if the mother had known her young son was being raped and had done nothing to stop it.
But when Germans heard that she and her boyfriend had raped the boy themselves and served him up to pedophiles on the dark web, the fury only grew.