An Auckland mother has admitted letting a neighbour sexually violate her nine-year-old daughter in exchange for cash.
The 47-year-old - who can't be named as it could lead to identification of her daughter - pleaded guilty to being party to sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and party to attempted sexual violation in the High Court in Auckland today.
The woman and her daughter lived in Henderson, and the woman entered into an agreement with a neighbour where he would be able to spend time with the daughter for his sexual gratification, according to an agreed summary of facts.
The mother told the man, who's now aged 70, that her daughter needed money for school lunches.
The man would turn up at their house while the girl's father was out and take the girl into a bedroom and violate her while the mother sat outside the room watching TV.
The mother would threaten the girl, saying "just do what he says or I'll give you a hiding" and "just do what he says and I will be happy".
After each incident, the man paid the girl between $10 and $30, who then handed the money to her mother.
The violations began when the daughter was nine, and continued until she was 14 years old, between 2008 and 2014.
In the summary of facts, the mother offered no explanation for her actions except to say she was remorseful and sorry.
The woman will be sentenced on both representative charges on September 25.
The charge of being party to sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.