|Girl in bed (illustration)|
A woman was betrayed by her friend who molested her teenage daughter.
The victim’s mother told police in Australia, that she asked her lesbian friend to act as a mentor for her daughter after she recently came out as gay.
However, instead of helping, the 51-year-old woman fondled the girl while she was in bed.
The girl's mother and her friend have been drinking before the suspect entered the 15-year-old girl’s bedroom and got into her bed.
She then placed her hand under the girl’s shirt and touched the teenager's chest before reaching into her underwear to touch her private parts.
The court heard how the mother’s friend and her gay daughter were flirting with each other in the weeks before the incident.
A jury found her guilty of two counts of indecent assault.
Judge Anthony Derrick accepted the fact that the offenses did not have a “significant adverse impact” on the victim.
Judge Derrick said that the suspect’s risk of reoffending was low. However, he said that her actions were “a significant breach of the trust of an emotionally vulnerable young girl.”
The 51-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in prison, which was suspended for 16 months.