Woman who conspired to rape her own daughter jailed

23/01/2017

A woman who conspired with a paedophile to rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years today.

The woman was convicted following a trial at Cardiff Crown Court, along with Stuart Bailey, who was convicted of the same offence and jailed for a total of 13 years.

The court heard Bailey persuaded the mother to send him indecent photographs of the child, engaged in a text conversation and planned to rape her.

The text messages shown to the jury revealed that the mother obtained sleeping tablets and they planned to drug the child to facilitate the rape.

Gemma Vincent, Senior Crown Prosecutor, said: "The defendants told the police that the shared messages were merely a fantasy. They conversed over a number of months and the message exchange demonstrated a clear agreement between them to rape the child.

"This case demonstrated a gross breach of trust on behalf of a parent. Fortunately, the matter came to the attention of the police before the sickening acts described in the texts could be carried out.

"The convictions are the result of a thorough and complex police investigation.  We hope that the convictions deter other predatory offenders and demonstrate our commitment to prosecuting those who commit offences against children."

Notes:

  • The woman in the case was convicted of conspiracy to rape a child and distributing indecent photographs of a child
  • Stuart Bailey was convicted of conspiracy to rape a child; intentionally encouraging the distribution of indecent photographs of a child; intentionally encouraging the sexual assault of a child; possession of indecent photographs of a child