Sensitive content: Mother who sexually abused her own children sentenced to six years in prison 11 months ago

Sensitive content: Mother who sexually abused her own children sentenced to six years in prison

Content warning: This article contains details of child sexual abuse that may be distressing to some readers.

A UK mum who sexually abused her own children and urinated in their drinks has been sentenced to six years in prison.

The mum-of-two, who is in her 20s, admitted to sexual assault on a child under 13, sexual activity with a child, possession of an extreme pornographic image and making and distributing indecent images of children.

She also engaged in online chats with paedophiles where she bragged about urinating in the children's juice cups and making them drink it.

The Oxfordshire woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was first caught in an FBI sting last summer, Oxford Crown Court was told.

Prosecutors said Snapchat and Kik accounts belonging to the woman were identified by the force's child exploitation team last May and June.

An undercover officer had posed as a paedophile and exchanged messages with the woman that revealed her sexual interest in her own and other children.

Messages from the woman said it would be "hot" to see a man sexually aroused by the children and that she "needed to marry a paedophile."

She also sent a naked picture of herself with a baby's foot touching her bottom.

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Her file was then passed to UK authorities and an investigation by Metropolitan Police found her to have communicated with a paedophile since jailed for over a decade.

According to reports, she seemed to be arranging for her children to be abused by the man, though she told him: "I don't really want them in pain or anything."

Police arrested the woman last summer and seized two phones belonging to her, on which hundreds of indecent images and videos of children were found. 377 files were in the most serious category, including videos showing the rape of babies, while 313 files were in category B and 191 were in category C.

One of the phones also had an app designed to hide images and videos.

The woman, who had no prior convictions, no longer has custody of her children will remain on the sex offender register for life.

She was jailed for six years last Thursday by Judge Nigel Daly, who said: "I find this behaviour quite impossible to comprehend.

"As you will appreciate, anything that appears on the internet will in all probability remain there forever and you have subjected your own infant children to this very real possibility."

The judge also imposed a sexual harm prevention order, which will run indefinitely.

James Reilly, representing the woman, said his client was had had a "troubled childhood" and was remorseful.

"She wants to get as much help as she can and try to move on," he said, adding that she "hopes when they are older her children will seek her out."

"That is the one thing that keeps her going," he said.

If you have been affected by any of the details of this article, you can contact Women's Aid's 24 hour helpline on 1800 341 900, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre on  1800 77 8888, or Childline on 1800 66 66 66.