Eight day imprisonment for mother and partner for child sex abuse

The young couple accused for sexually abusing their nine year old daughter have been sentenced to an eight day remand by the Limassol district court.

The couple who lived in Paphos were arrested by authorities on Monday following a report by a social welfare official that the mother had been turning a blind eye while her current and her previous partners were sexually abusing her daughter.

According to reports the mother allowed her husband to sexually harass the child for the past two years.

The sexual abuse allegedly first began in 2012 when she was five, reports said, by different partners of her mother.

The court hearing took place behind closed doors in Limassol, as most of the alleged offences took place in that district, both parents denied everything regarding the case and the girl has been taken to social welfare where she will be treated by a psychologist.