- A mother who had a baby with her 14-year-old daughter’s best friend was jailed
- She was sentenced to four years, and must serve two before eligibility for parole
- The woman initially having denied having sex with the boy in 2015 at 33 years old
- A judge said she has traumitised the teenager and taken his childhood from him
A mother who had a baby with her 14-year-old daughter’s best friend has been jailed – and a judge has ruled she won’t be allowed to care for the toddler in prison.
The woman initially denied she had sex with the boy in 2015 when she was 33 years old, but police eventually proved that the teenager was the child’s father through DNA testing.
The now-36-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison after she pleaded guilty to persistent sexual abuse of a child, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
A mother who had a baby with her 14-year-old daughter’s best friend was jailed (stock picture)
She gave the boy alcohol and cannabis during an early visit to her Melbourne home in 2014, a County Court judge said.
Throughout other visits the woman had sex with the boy at least three times, and also sent him sexually explicit photographs of herself.
As a result of her actions the boy was left ‘deeply traumatised’ after his childhood was destroyed when he became a father at 15 years old.
The interaction also had a deep impact on his family as well as the woman’s partner and her children.
A County Court judge said she has traumitised the teenager and taken his childhood from him
‘You sexually exploited a child … who was then 14 years old,’ the judge told the woman, who cannot be named so not to identify the boy or her children.
The judge said her offending was motivated out of a desire for sexual gratification.
‘Whilst I accept it is uncommon for women to offend in this way, this sentence is not to be moderated by your gender alone,’ he said.
Understanding her time in prison would be made harder while being kept away from her children, the judge said it would be likely that for her own safety she is kept in protective custody.
The teenagers parents have previously cared for the two-year-old boy but it is not clear who will care for the boy now.
The woman will not be permitted to care for the toddler in prison.
The Department of Health and Human Services will also be involved in supervising care.
The woman will be eligible for parole in two years.