German mother and partner convicted of repeated rape of son and for selling him for sex online

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AP /DW In what investigators say is one of the most horrific child abuse cases they’ve ever seen a German mother and her partner were convicted Tuesday over the repeated rape of the woman’s young son and for selling him for sex on the internet. They were sentenced to prison in a case that has horrified the country.

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News agency dpa reported that the Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany sentenced the woman, who has been identified only as Berrin T. in line with German privacy rules, to 12½ years in prison for rape, sexual abuse and forced prostitution.

Her partner, Christian L., was sentenced to 12 years. The court ruled that the man, who had a previous conviction for child abuse, must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence.

The 48-year-old woman offered her nine-year-old son up for sex on the darknet in exchange for payment.

Read more on Deutsche Welle here. 

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