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The United States mother of a 10-year-old girl who was raped, murdered, and dismembered has told police she sought out men online to sexually assault her daughter because "she enjoyed watching".
Michelle Martens, 35, organised encounters with her daughter for at least three men. According to the Albuquerque Journal, she didn't do it for money - but for her own sick pleasure.
Police found Victoria Martens' dismembered body in her home in New Mexico in August after a police call-out.
She had been given methamphetamine before being sexually assaulted, stabbed, strangled and dismembered - only hours before her 10th birthday party.
Michelle Martens (Michelle Martens/Facebook)
Martens had also reportedly thought of offering Victoria's younger sibling up to be raped as well.
She faces 19 different charges, including murder, kidnapping, child abuse resulting in great bodily harm or death, criminal sexual penetration of a minor and tampering with evidence.
Two others have been charged with Martens in the case.
"This homicide is the most gruesome act of evil I have ever seen in my career," Albuquerque police chief Gorden Eden Jr. said, after the discovery of Victoria's body.
"A complete disregard of human life and betrayal by a mother."