A mother and the step-father of a preteen girl conspired to have her daughter raped so they could have a child of their own.
The couple, in their 30s, from south Warwickshire, cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity.
According to the investigation, the mother was sterilized before she met her husband. When the two decided to have children, the mother went to her doctor to ask if her sterilization could be reversed.
After learning that the procedure could not be reversed, the mother looked for another option and sees her 12-year old daughter as a surrogate mother. ‘With no regard for the feelings of the girl, let alone the baby they were about to force on her, the plan was for step-father to have sex with her to get her pregnant as a surrogate.
The mother kept track of her daughter’s menstruation cycle and ordered her husband to have sex with the child when she thought it would be the best chance for her to conceive.
After raping the girl for the third time, she became pregnant.
The mother forced the girl to tell her doctor that she had sex with a boy she met at school.
When the doctor recommended to end the pregnancy due to her young age, the parents insisted that she give birth, and said that they will raise the child as their own.
Eventually, the girl told a teacher that her father raped her, and the parents were arrested.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two charges of rape and was jailed for 18 years. Her mother admitted conspiracy to rape and child cruelty and was jailed for six years.