A mum who agreed to sexually abuse her own son with an online stranger has been jailed after reporting him to police.
The woman deleted her side of the conversation to hide her involvement but detectives later managed to recover the sick exchange.
She discussed doing “naughty things” to her child, who is of primary school age, with paedophile Phillip Glass, who posed as a woman on messenger platform Kik.
Glass, 37, told the mum he was also a parent – called ‘Emily’ – and he wanted a “sexual family” where they all shared a bed and performed sex acts on each other.
After chatting for two days, the woman changed tack, writing: “I’m sorry I will not be letting anyone touch (my son) in that way.”
Glass offered her £20,000 to reconsider but the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went to the police, Teesside Live reports.
Detectives seized Glass’ devices where a number of indecent images of children were found, including six-and-a-half hours of video footage in the most serious category A.
They also found still images – 36 were in category A, 21 in category B and nine in category C.
When interviewed, he claimed the chat was all a fantasy but did admit he is attracted to young girls.
The woman told police she did not intend to meet Glass and would not have allowed her son to engage in any sexual activity.
Alex Bousfield, mitigating for Glass, said: “The best mitigation is his guilty plea.
“He’s lost his family, his wife, his home.”
He added: “He’s already suffered a lot.”
The court heard that the woman had a “difficult childhood” and “difficult experiences growing up”.
The sentencing hearing was told that she has learning disabilities, depression and that trauma suffered in her early years may have affected her ability to show emotions.
Judge Howard Crowson was told that the child is now in care.
Glass, of Stockton, was sentenced for attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sex offence and making indecent images of children.
The woman, of Middlesbrough, was sentenced for attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sex offence.
Both had no previous convictions.
Glass was caged for five years and the woman was jailed for three years and four months.