Mum who helped boyfriend rape child could face appeal

THE  Attorney-General is ­considering an appeal against the sentence given to a Townsville woman who helped her boyfriend rape her child.

Earlier this month a 39-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of rape and indecent treatment of a lineal descendant in the Townsville District Court.

She had held down her screaming daughter while her boyfriend raped the child on her 12th ­birthday.

The mother was sentenced to five years' jail for the rape and three years' jail for the indecent treatment charge, but both terms were immediately suspended, allowing her to walk free.

A spokesman for Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said she was waiting for advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions on the case.

An online petition to the Director of Public Prosecutions, titled "Harsher penalty for horrendous crimes against children", has ­attracted 199,485 supporters.

More on this at the Townsville Bulletin

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