An American mother living in Britian forced her 14-year-old daughter to get pregnant using syringes of donor sperm because she was desperate to have another child.
Monday, High Court judge Peter Jackson said the mother's was acting in "a wicked and selfish way."
The woman was the mother of three adopted children who developed a scheme after her chances of adopting a fourth child was denied. She used her oldest daughter to inseminate her with sperm she purchased online from Denmark-based company, Cryos International to inject in the 14-year-old teen.
The teen known as "A" later, "became pregnant at the mother's request, using donor sperm bought by the mother, with the purpose of providing a fourth child for the mother to bring up as her own."
The judge quoted the young girl saying, "If I do this ... maybe she will love me more. My mum is a very determined person and she does her best not to let anything get in her way if she wants it," the teenager added.
Judge Jackson said the deranged mother used douches of vinegar or lemon and lime juice so that her daughter would have a baby girl. After suffering a miscarriage, the teenager had six more attempts and finally gave birth to a baby boy in July 2011, when she was 17. When the daughter asked if she could breastfeed, her mother told her "We don't want any of that attachment thing." Instantly, the midwives were alerted and the children were taken into foster care.
The mother has been sentenced to five-years in prison.