SINGAPORE: A woman who allegedly allowed her lover to sexually assault her daughter was on Wednesday (Nov 7) charged under the Children and Young Persons Act.
According to court documents, sometime between January and June 2016, the 39-year-old woman allowed the man to shower with her daughter, then aged 13.
They were at the woman's home in Clementi.
In February this year, the man was sentenced to 34 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane for sexually assaulting and raping the girl over seven years from the time she was seven years old.
The man - who was married with a son - and the victim's mother started having an affair when the victim was four years old.
The unemployed man started sexually assaulting the girl in 2010, when he was taking care of her at his home during the school holidays.
The man would watch pornographic films in front of the victim and sexually assault her whenever they were alone at home.
He would not stop, even as the child begged and complained of “tearing pain”.
She told her mother, but the woman did nothing to stop it, the High Court heard when he was convicted.
“She eventually stopped confiding in her mother. It was futile. Her mother would get angry with her and did not intervene,” the prosecution said.
In 2016, he asked the victim to shower with him in front of her mother. The victim complied, and her mother did not intervene. The same year, the victim finally made a police report.
The woman, who was in court accompanied by another woman, was bespectacled and walked with a limp.
All parties cannot be named due to a gag order.
The court heard on Wednesday that the woman intends to plead guilty. If convicted of ill-treating her daughter, she may be fined up to S$4,000, jailed up to four years, or both.