A couple ages 57 and 49 were jailed for having had sex with 9 year old son after pleading guilty. The husband also was found guilty of several other charges including child porn for streaming videos of the acts over the internet. All of the events occurred in their Sydney, Australia home. The man received a 9 year sentence and the woman a 3 year sentence.Â
Judge Anthony Garling, made the statement: â€œThis man was sexually abusing his son and I have no doubt he was doing it for his own sexual gratification." The wife particularly disturbed the judge by what he called her most â€œunbelievable attitudeâ€. She claimed it was her husbandâ€™s fault but did not feel it was wrong to have sex with her 9 year old child. The judge also found the boy had suffered â€œsignificant emotional harmâ€ and the child is now in the care of appropriate authorities.Â
According to The Australian, the official charges the father pleaded guilty to were two counts of sexual intercourse, two counts of committing an indecent act, using his son for child pornographic purposes, indecent assault, possessing child pornography and using the internet to offend.Â
The mother pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with her son and two counts of committing an act of indecency. According to the article, it would be against Australian law to release the name of the parents. The couple had sex with their 9 year old son and believed since the child did not protest the acts he was consenting and enjoying them.