A French mother who held her four-year-old son by the arms while he was raped by his stepfather in a prison visiting room has been sentenced to a maximum 20 years in jail.
According to reports, 25 years old Sabrina Bonner had blindfolded her child, made him kneel on a chair, then held her son's arms and watched as her 31 years old partner Lionel Barthelemy penetrated the little boy.
Sabrina said she carried out multiple sexual assaults on her child during 2009 and 2010, filmed them on her mobile phone and always gave the phone’s memory card to her imprisoned partner. She however gave herself up to police in May 2011, shortly before Barthelemy was due to be released from prison.
On why and how she could carry out such wicked acts on her own child who is now eight years old, Sabrina claimed that she carried out the assaults under the orders and threat of violence from Barthelemy. Lionel Barthelemy, who has been jailed since August 2009 for violence, also received the same sentence from the court in Strasbourg, eastern France