Sentencing of mother for exploitation of daughter adjourned

Wednesday 04 June 2014 17.44
The court heard the woman now accepts responsibility for the offences
The court heard the woman now accepts responsibility for the offences

A mother who has been convicted of using her young daughter for sexual exploitation and for wilfully neglecting and ill-treating the child will be sentenced this month.  

A sitting of Roscommon Circuit Criminal Court this morning was told that the 47-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has a background of significant alcohol abuse.

The court heard she now accepts responsibility for the offences she was convicted of. 

Judge Tony Hunt was told that the woman had herself been the victim of assault when she was younger.

She had a mild intellectual disability and had a significant history of psychiatric admission.

Judge Hunt said he wanted to fully consider the evidence and reports before the court and adjourned sentencing to a sitting of Longford Circuit Court later this month.