Oz mum sends teenage daughter to brothel to fund business

Melbourne, Oct 8 (ANI): A 16-year-old Australian girl was sent to brothel by her mother so they could earn enough money to start a clothing business.

The victim, whose identity has been kept confidential, said that she is heartbroken by the actions of her mother.

She has also described how her mother's betrayal left her incapable of trusting anyone and caused her to self-harm.

The girl, then 16, was put on a train from Wollongong and sent to work at Edgecliff, close to Sydney, brothel liaisons, described by Judge Paul Conlon as 'a high class agency, however frequented by low class individuals'.

The mother has pleaded guilty to inducing her daughter to participate in child prostitution and financially benefiting from those acts.

She has admitted to helping forge the girl's birth certificate to say that she was 18.

"It has made me scared, honestly, scared that if my own mother can betray my trust to this extent, what will other people do to me?," the Daily Telegraph quoted victim as she wrote in a statement tendered to the Wollongong District Court.

The 42-year-old mother will be sentenced later this month. (ANI)

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