German couple convicted for selling son online for sex

FREIBURG GERMANY- AUGUST 07 ATTENTION EDITORS Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendants Christian L. and Berrin T. arrive for their pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional cour

Image The pair have been jailed for 12 years

Indonesian woman kept as sex slave for 15 yrs rescued An elderly village witch doctor in Indonesia entrapped a 12-yearold girl and forced her to have sex with him for 15 years by claiming to be possessed by the spirit of a young boy, police said Tuesday.

Several men, believed to be pedophile "clients" of the couple, have also been prosecuted in connection with the case.

Berrin T., the mother, was sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison.

The case has shocked and horrified Germany and local authorities are now being accused of failing to protect the boy who was removed from the couple once a year ago, but returned to the pair just weeks later.

The 33-year-old was also ordered to pay 18,000 euros to the young victim.

News agency dpa reported that the Freiburg state court sentenced the woman on Tuesday to 12½ years in prison and her partner to 12 years.

The man, who has a previous conviction for child abuse, must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence.

Police arrested the couple a year ago after being tipped off by an anonymous person.

The court said the pair met at a food bank in Staufen, near Freiburg, in late 2014.

A German court has handed down lengthy sentences to the parents convicted of selling their son to paedophiles on the darknet.

He further admitted to coercing his girlfriend into letting her son be raped and abused by men they found online.

The trial has also raised concerns that officials might sometimes wrongly presume that a woman is incapable of abusing her own child. Even a child is temporarily taken from his mother, but then returned back.

Video footage catalogued the horror of the boy's abuse, which included him being tied up and subjected to verbal humiliation.

The mother's partner was supposed to be banned from having contact with children.

Police exposed the paedophile ring after they received an anonymous tip-off from a member of the public.

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