A 48-year-old woman and her 39-year-old partner (himself a convicted pedophile) have been convicted of selling the woman's now-10-year-old son on the darknet to pedophiles and raping and abusing him themselves, per the Local.
The sickening abuse lasted for more than two years, the Freiburg state court heard this week.
The man, whose name wasn't released for German privacy reasons, was sentenced to ten years in prison and fined €18,000 euros (£16,080).
The couple were convicted of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography.
Lais, 39, was allowed to live in their home despite a previous conviction for child abuse and a court order to stay away from minors.
In a case that has horrified Germany, a mother and her partner have been convicted of the repeated rape of her young boy, and for selling him for sex on the internet. The abuse was filmed.
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He said the voice told him the day before and that morning "to hurt people". "People think you're a monster now", Zack Cruz said. When the officer asked if he had his rights read, Cruz shook his head no and told the Curcio, "I don't deserve it".
The case came to light following an anonymous tip last September, and led to the arrest of eight people who have been charged with belonging to an online paedophile ring. It said the mother was aware from the start of the man's pedophile tendencies and previous conviction. In May 2015, the couple started abusing the woman's son, with the man at first offering the child cash.
They are accused of having sexually assaulted the boy - who was nine when their trial began in June - as well as pimping him on the so-called darknet for more than two years.
In Tuesday's verdict, the couple was ordered to pay a total 30,000 euros ($34,650) in compensation to the boy and 12,500 euros to the girl they abused previously.
Roerig also noted an official bias presuming that a mother would never sexually assault her own child, despite the fact that an estimated 10% to 20% of abusers are female.
Police arrested the couple a year ago after being tipped off by an anonymous person.