Mom Guilty Of Holding Daughter Down During Rape

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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An Australian mother who held her teenage daughter down while her boyfriend raped her has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

The night before the girl’s 15th birthday in April 2015, her 36-year-old mother whispered in her ear that her boyfriend wanted to have sex with her, NewsMail reports.

The mother then removed the girl’s pants and held her down as the man raped her, while the girl cried for help.

"She was resisting and told you to stop," Judge Michael Shanahan said in court.

Judge Shanahan found the rape to be a “substantial breach of trust from a mother to her daughter.”

The girl reportedly shared a bed with the couple for some time before the rape occurred.

The teen was allegedly threatened to keep quiet about the rape and has suffered trauma from the attack.

The mother and her boyfriend, who remain unnamed for legal reasons, have both been sentenced to three years in prison on one count of rape and seven years in prison on a second count of rape. The sentences will be served concurrently.

The mother reportedly wiped away tears when the facts of the attack were read in court.

The seven year sentence the mother received is far less than what an Ohio woman who did practically the same thing got last year.

Jeannie Mae Carpenter, 37, held her 12-year-old daughter down while her boyfriend James John Kirksey, 32, raped her, WTRF reported. She was sentenced to life in prison with the eligibility for parole in 20 years.

Kirksey was sentenced to two lifetimes in prison.

Sources: NewsMail, WTRF / Photo credit: Joe Gratz/Flickr

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