Child Abuse
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A 39-year-old woman from Bristol, England, has been jailed for three years after she was found guilty of sexually abusing her 12 year old son under the guise of giving him "sex lessons." More disturbingly, this abuse was directed and orchestrated by her partner over a webcam.

The Daily Mail reported that the boy said he could hear instructions relayed to the mother over her headphones. 

The offence came to light when the woman, 'blurted out' that she sexually abused her son while speaking to a worker at Bristol Next Link, a domestic abuse charity.

Her confession was passed on to Avon and Somerset police and was taken in for questioning. Later, the boy was also interviewed.

"In a very ordinary voice, he (son) described an incident to the police officers about how his mother had given him a sex lesson in the main bedroom of the family home and this was observed by [the partner] via a webcam and computer link," The Bristol Post reported prosecuting Mark Hollie's statement.

Fiona Elder, defending the woman, argued it was an "extremely unusual" case and the mother was acting on instructions from her "highly destructive" partner. She's absolutely devastated by the loss of her children and what she has done.

The name of the woman has not been released in order to protect her two children, but it is known that Judge Michael Longman told that her behaviour was "contrary to human instincts and basic decency." Both her children have been placed in foster care.

A psychiatric report found that the woman had a personality disorder, which made her susceptible to being in abusive relationships and become dependent on abusive partners.

"It occurred after you met a man who clearly was controlling and over-bearing; a man who, it is also clear, should be prosecuted himself but is outside the jurisdiction and beyond the reach of this investigation," Judge Longman said. Her partner is still abroad and police are liaising with the authorities in the unnamed country to bring him to justice.

"Even though he was at a distance from you, he continued to exert that influence, but you continued to behave towards your son in a way which, despite that pressure, your own instincts should have prevented," the judge commented.