CHINA DAily, Dec. 19 (CNN) -- A 36-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand, Kermir Lata, as a mother, did not love her daughter as a pearl of the palm, but pushed her into a pit of fire. Lata doesnt let her daughter go to school so that she can make money for her by having sex with a strange man.
Latas daughter has been engaged in prostitution under her guidance since her 15th birthday, the Daily Mail website quoted New Zealand media as saying on December 19. The teenage girl once earned NZ$100,000 (469,000 yuan) for her mother in just 18 months. She received about five visitors a day, and had more than 1,000 sexual relationships before and after. Rather than spend the money on her daughter, Rata spends it on rent and living.
Rata, a New Zealand woman, forced her biological daughter to have more than 1,000 sexual relationships with strangers. (Image source: New Zealand Herald)
In April, Lata was sentenced to six years and eleven months in prison. However, the Deputy Attorney-General appealed the decision and succeeded. On 19 December, Latas sentence was extended to 10 years and 3 months. At the hearing, the Court of Appeal found that the judge had misjudged the seriousness of Latas crime and changed the minimum sentence from three to five years.
The Court of Appeal held that Latas intense and long-term sexual exploitation of minor daughters was highly consecutive and planned. The court also pointed out that the seriousness of her crime should not be underestimated because only one victim of her daughter was involved, and that the physical violence and threats suffered by the victim could not be seen alone, as they were far less than the mental misfortune she had suffered.
Three judges, Brendan Brown, Patricia Courtney and Sarah Katz, ruled that Latas forcing her daughter to sell her body was the most serious form of sexual exploitation.
Lata is known as the most despisable woman in New Zealand for slave trading and illegal profit from minor sex. She is also the third person in New Zealands history to be convicted of slave trade. Under New Zealand law, the offence is punishable by up to 14 yearsimprisonment.
Source: responsible editor of China Daily: Yang Yi_NBJ10647