German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son

German couple jailed for selling son, 9, to paedophiles on dark web

The 48-year-old woman and 39-year-old man were accused of repeatedly abusing and raping the boy, now 10, and selling him to other men on the darknet, an area of the internet that can be visited only by using special software, for more than two years.

The Freiburg state court ruled that the 39-year-old man must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence.

The boy, who was nine when the trial began in June, was repeatedly sexually abused by Spanish paedophile Javier Gonzalez Diaz. As for Berrin, the judge described her as initially participating in the scheme in order to maintain her relationship with Christian but says she then became motivated by money; videos of the abuse were also sold on the darknet.

The couple were found guilty of rape, sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography. And when the child's school raised concerns about abuse, the youth welfare office "considered the allegations so vague and so kept the information to itself".

The 33-year-old was also ordered to pay €18,000 to the young victim.

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The twisted pair and six others were part of a pedophile ring that was busted previous year following an anonymous tip.

Katja Ravat, the child's lawyer, said the mother had not shown remorse at any point during trial, adding that she "had hoped that [the defendant] would make a statement, issue a written apology to her child, or at least explains to him why she did it".

In his verdict, Buergelin said Taha went along with the abuse at first so she would not lose Lais as a partner and later "for financial motives". Some of the abuse was filmed. If he didn't she threatened to put him into foster care.

"We owe it to this child to draw the right conclusions", he said, including improving cooperation between services, staffing and training.

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.

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