Auckland judge throws out guilty plea

  • 17/12/2015
Auckland judge throws out guilty plea

A woman who previously admitted to prostituting her daughter has had her guilty plea thrown out.

The 49-year-old, who cannot be named, was today deemed to have been unfit to enter a guilty plea in August.

Justice Graham Lang ordered that admission could now be withdrawn.

The woman was accused of prostituting her daughter to a 70-year-old co-accused for as little as $10 for each encounter.

The crown alleged the woman met with the elderly neighbour in Auckland over a six-year period from 2009, to arrange sexual encounters with her daughter who was nine at the time.

She and the co-accused will appear in February for the court to consider what the appropriate action to take is.