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This was disturbing enough but read through to see why I posted it here.

Posted by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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A woman who admitting allowing her five-month-old daughter to be raped by a man she met online was handed down two consecutive life sentences without probation today.

Tessa L. Vanvlerah, 22, from St Louis, was charged with first-degree statutory rape and sodomy, as well as incest and child pornography.

Her attorneys failed to convince a judge that she should get probation because she suffers from a psychological disorder.

 Kenneth M. Kyle, a college professor from California about twice her age, even though she knew sex acts involving her then-5-month-old daughter were wrong.
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Jailed: Mother Tessa Vanvlerah, right, allowed Kenneth Kyle, left, to rape her five-month-old daughter on several different occasions

Home: Tessa Vanvlerah, of the 200 block of Solon Drive in Ballwin, pictured, would invite Kyle to the home to have sex with her daughter when she was five-months-old

Home: Tessa Vanvlerah, of the 200 block of Solon Drive in Ballwin, pictured, would invite Kyle to the home to have sex with her daughter when she was five-months-old

Dr Brooke Kraushaar said a dependent-personality disorder caused Vanvlerah to participate in the sexual fantasies of Kenneth M. Kyle, 49, a college professor from California, even though she knew sex acts involving her then-five-month-old daughter were wrong.

Kyle was sentenced to 37-and-a-half years in prison in March after pleading guilty of abusing the infant during several occasions in 2009, according to St Louis Today.

Along with hundreds of child porn images on Kyle's computers, investigators found information that led them to the St Louis area, where Kyle had visited Vanvlerah four times in five months since meeting online.

During those visits, prosecutors say the pair had sex with the girl and each other at various hotels.

Dr Kraushaar also told the court that the 22-year-old was so afraid of being rejected by others that she also allowed Kyle to choke, burn and urinate on her.

But prosecutors said Vanvlerah exercised free will when she started communicating online with Kyle and sharing child pornography. She also carved his name into her arm at his request but refused when he suggested bestiality.

They also said she spoke with another man who sent her child pornography and invited him to also come and have sex with her infant daughter.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kathi Alizadeh also pointed out that Vanvlerah willingly posed for pictures with Kyle and her daughter.

St Louis today also reported that a woman obtained an order of protection in 2008 against Vanvlerah, then 18, accusing her of seducing and having sex with the woman's 16-year-old autistic son.

The autistic boy is believed to be the father of the infant in the case. 

The infant, who is now three years old, was placed with a foster mother who has since adopted her.

She read out a victim's impact statement saying the child would scream when anyone bathed her or changed her diaper.

Even now she has night terrors and asks every night to make sure no one comes into the home.

The woman, in tears, said the girl was getting better day by day now that she 'is no longer Tessa's plaything and she is no longer Tessa's child'.




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mallowcup17
by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

omg :( thats terrible 

Siobhan69
by Siobhan on May. 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

 I read this last week and it made me cry. My daughter is 5 1/2 months old and I can't imagine anyone touching her. I wish I never saw it,  just to think this little girl trusted her Mom and this is what she did to her. It makes my stomach feel sick. It's very frightening to think there are people in this world that would do this.....unbelivable 

myfirstborn04
by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Absolutely disgusting! Its so bad that things like this go on all around us. God bless that child.
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nicksmom217
by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

 i hope some one kills her in jail. this made me sick to my stomach. i thought i heard it all trough the years, but , this is not people, they are animals.

Austinsmom4544
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Wow that was really heartbreaking.  I just don't understand how anyone could do that :(

fourkidsinnc
by on May. 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM
1 mom liked this

i dont think im allowed to say what i think

YzmaRocks
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM
That is...beyond perverted. There are no words.
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kajira
by Emma on May. 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I don't even understand how someone could allow themselves or their children to be put in that position.

3mx2mom
by on May. 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM

WTF is wrong with people?

kickinit
by on May. 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I believe him and her should be shot at sunrise!  Yes that is what I think....thinking and praying for the children they have hurt....

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