German couple jailed for selling son, 9, to paedophiles on dark web

  • German couple jailed for selling son, 9, to paedophiles on dark web

German couple jailed for selling son, 9, to paedophiles on dark web

The mother of the child was handed 12 years and six months in jail, while her partner will serve the term for 12 years, reported dpa worldwide.

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

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

The woman, identified as Berrin T, 48, and partner, identified as Christian L., 39, were found guilty of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography.

One of the convicted Germans, a 44-year-old man, was allowed to rape the boy but was stopped by his mother after he expressed his wish to kill him.

A German couple was tossed behind bars for 12 years Tuesday for selling custom-made online videos of them sexually abusing their son. For committing this shameful crime, she was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. In May 2015, the couple started abusing the woman's son, with the man at first offering the child cash.

In the following months, the court said, the woman organized assaults on a 2-year-old girl she occasionally looked after.

Police in the town of Baden-Württemberg reported they had arrested a number of suspects in September 2017, reported Deutsche Welle.

The couple must now pay £38,000 in damages to their son and to a three-year-old girl, who they also sexually abused.

Local judicial and child services officials came in for criticism for having interviewed the mother after concerns about the boy's welfare arose months before the couple's arrest, but failing to get his own account.

In his verdict, Buergelin said Taha went along with the abuse at first so she would not lose Lais as a partner and later "for financial motives".

The boy is now believed to be living with a foster family.