Trigger warning: The first post deals with details of a child abuse case.
1. Dad jailed for impregnating his 12-year-old step-daughter so her mother could raise the baby.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) April 3, 2017
A UK man has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars for repeatedly raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter in order to get her pregnant, The Mirror reports.
The girl’s mother had been sterilised, with the court hearing the couple, aged in their 30s, used the pre-teen as a “surrogate mother”.
The girl became pregnant and gave birth to a baby which is now in government care.
The mother – who cannot be named to protect the young girls’ identity – “actively encouraged” her daughter to get pregnant.
“The girl says her mother told her they wanted her to get pregnant by him, and her mother is on record as describing the pregnancy as a Godsend,” Prosecutor Steven Bailey told the court.
She and her partner were charged when the girl told a teacher at school she had been “sacrificed” so her mother could have another baby.
The girl’s mother was jailed for six years after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rape and child cruelty. Her husband admitted two charges of rape and was jailed for 18 years.
“This was not just rape, but rape with the intention of ensuring the pregnancy of a 12-year-old child,” Judge Andrew Lockhart QC told the court.
2. Search resumes for mother and two children feared drowned in Tweed River.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) April 3, 2017