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I really hate to even post this.. but it's local.. and heartbreaking. :( *WARNING DISTURBING*

Ballwin mother sentenced for joining rape, abuse of 5-month-old daughter

Ballwin mother sentenced for joining rape, abuse of 5-month-old daughter

by Associated Press

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Updated today at 8:05 PM

Tonight at 10 on News 4, we’re gathering information on a story that every parent should watch. A West County mother admitted to participating in the rape of her own infant daughter. The woman met a man online and he drove from California multiple times to assault the baby. Tonight you’ll hear from the grandmother of the woman, who warns about the dangers of the internet, and what every parent/guardian should know about protecting children from predators.

CLAYTON, Missouri -- A judge sentenced a Missouri woman to consecutive life prison terms for sexually assaulting her infant daughter along with a California man she met online.

Attorneys for 22-year-old Tessa Vanvlerah, of Ballwin, failed to persuade St. Louis County Circuit Judge Colleen Dolan to sentence their client Monday only to probation, because they argue that a psychological disorder is largely to blame for her crimes, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Vanvlerah pleaded guilty in January to incest, statutory sodomy and statutory rape in the attacks against her daughter, who is 3 but who was 5 months old when the pair first attacked her. The woman who fostered and then adopted the girl said initially, the girl would scream when anyone bathed her or changed her diaper. She still has night terrors and asks at each bedtime to make sure nobody else comes into the home.

However, she said the girl is improving day by day and "is no longer Tessa's plaything and she is no longer Tessa's child."

Vanvlerah was arrested in 2010 following the arrest of 49-year-old Kenneth Kyle, a California State University East Bay professor, on child pornography charges. 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.

Kyle pleaded guilty to a federal child sexual abuse charge and was sentenced in March to 37 1/2 years in prison.

Do you think the college professor should have been sentenced to life for his involvement? Share your thoughts.

Forensic psychologist Dr. Brooke Kraushaar testified at Vanvlerah's sentencing hearing that Vanvlerah's dependent-personality disorder caused her to participate in Kyle's sexual fantasies, even though she knew sex acts involving the baby were wrong.

Kraushaar, who was hired by defense lawyers Brent Labovitz and Kevin Whiteley, described Vanvlerah as "a passive offender." She said Vanvlerah was so afraid of being rejected by others that she also allowed Kyle to choke, burn and urinate on her.

But assistant prosecutor Kathi Alizadeh disputed the diagnosis, pointing out that Vanvlerah exercised free will in electronic communications with another man. Vanvlerah carved her nickname for the man, "Lord Nikon," into her skin at his request, the prosecutor said, but drew the line at one of his suggestions involving bestiality.

Alizadeh said police learned that Vanvlerah and another man, from Avon, Mo., exchanged child porn and discussed plans for him to come to St. Louis to have sex with the infant, but it was never acted upon.

In 2008, when Vanvlerah was 18, a woman obtained a court order of protection against her, accusing her of seducing and having sex with the woman's 16-year-old autistic son. Alizadeh said it resulted in Vanvlerah's pregnancy.

by on May. 1, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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by on May. 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Id be in prison for blowing the fuckers head off for touching my child.
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by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM

OMG...there is so much wrong with this story.

First, I don't appreciate the whole "every parent should watch" comment at the beginning and grandma's comment about "...the dangers of the internet", like we all need to be warned on how to protect our children from a predator that MOM ALLOWED to violate her child! Mom PARTICIPATED in the abuse of her own child, that isn't something "normal" parents need to be warned about doing!  That is just so offensive to me.  You know, like we may meet some sick fuck online and be lured into copying this woman's behavior?!? Geez. Second, she rapes her infant but draws the line at beastiality?? I find that bizarre.

I don't care about her psychological problems, she should be shot between the eyes and he needs his dick cut off and stuffed down his throat.

by on May. 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM
I don't understand it!!! HOW!!!!!!! Sick....

Quoting ProudMom9799:

 this and the fact that more and more of these types of stories are coming out. WTF is wrong with people.

Quoting echupko:

Wow....that is disturbing and so sad


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by on May. 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM
I'm going to vomit. I will pray for that child and her mental well being as she grows up. Heart breaking
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by on May. 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM
That is beyound disgusting. That poor baby.
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by on May. 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Quoting randomosityblog:

This is one of the saddest, sickest stories I've seen in a long time. :(

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by on May. 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Ew those sick nasty POS's I hope they rott in jail that poor baby :-(
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