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According to Fox News.com, an American woman is in a United Kingdom
prison after repeatedly forcing her 14-year-old daughter to inseminate herself
with donor sperm, because the mother wanted another baby and could not conceive
or adopt more children.
After a miscarriage at 14, the girl had a baby at 17, after regularly
inseminating herself with sperm her mother purchased on the Internet, according
to a report in The Guardian. The girl -- a virgin-- was apparently too scared
to refuse her adoptive "domineering" mother's request.
The mother has not been identified to protect the daughter and grandchild.
Over a two-year period, the daughter had to inseminate herself seven times,
while alone in her room at home, using syringes of semen. In hopes of getting a
girl, the mother forced her daughter to follow a special diet and use painful
acidic douches containing vinegar or lemon and lime juice, in the belief it
could affect the baby's gender.
When she became pregnant at 16, the daughter told health workers a concocted
story about spending the night with a boy who abandoned her and was now abroad.
The girl also told health professionals she wanted her mother to raise the
The mother had already adopted three children as infants from other
countries, two when she was married, and one as a single, divorced parent. A
health condition prevented her from giving birth on her own so she had
undergone elective sterilization.
When she had trouble adopting a fourth child, she became distraught and
turned to her adopted daughter to provide her with another baby, according to
The crime was discovered in July 2011 when the girl gave birth. Midwives
were alarmed at the "pushy and insensitive" mother, who didn't want her
daughter to breast-feed the baby boy, so they would not get attached. The
midwives called in child protection services when the mother tried to remove
the baby from the hospital.
Details of the case were kept secret and not reported until this week. The
mother is serving a five-year prison sentence on child cruelty charges.
High court family judge Peter Jackson described "an abiding sense
of disbelief that a parent could behave in such a wicked and selfish way toward
a vulnerable child," the Guardian reported.
The mother had isolated the family, home-schooling her children. The
adoptive father of the older kids did not know where they lived and had not
seen them for a decade.
Court reports reveal the daughter "allowed her body to be used by her
mother because she loves her," and though she did not want to take part,
she told interviewers she was not "brave enough" to refuse her
The daughter -- who had no friends her age-- later told investigators she
was shocked when her mother first asked her but also thought, "if I do
this … maybe she will love me more."
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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