By SHAUNA ANDERSON
WARNING: This post deals with child sexual abuse and may be distressing for some readers.
A mother who wanted fame for her daughters sent lewd images of them to Sydney dance teacher Grant Davies for nearly three years a court has heard.
The 42-year old mother, who pleaded guilty to two counts of using a child under the age of 14 for the production of child abuse material and two counts of disseminating child abuse material, sent Davies numerous lewd images of her daughters as she was obsessed with them becoming famous.
Some of the images she set up for Davies’s pleasure depicting the girls, who were under the age of 14, naked and posed in particular ways simulating indecent acts.
She told the court yesterday that she was ashamed and embarrassed.
“I knew it wasn’t right but I didn’t know how to stop it,” she said.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the girls’ attended the Sydney Dance school run by Grant Davies which trained performers for hit productions, including Billy Elliot.
Davies is currency in custody facing more than 60 child abuse offences allegedly committed against 10 of his students at the dance school.
The mother had become so caught up in extending her daughters careers she says she was “obsessed and focused totally on the girls and Davies’ dance studio.” according to The Daily Mail.
The court heard of a text message exchange in which Davies was said to have had the mother send him graphic images of the girls.
Davies is alleged to have asked the mother on November 8, 2011 “Are the girls naked?”