A British couple committed a “deplorable and terrible betrayal of trust” against their two adopted children they allowed to be abused by paedophiles, a judge said today.
Both girls told their parents about their ordeals but nothing was done to prevent future assaults.
The mother said she could not step in because one of the paedophiles “helped them with money and a car”.
The husband and wife, aged 56 and 55, who live in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester, were convicted of child cruelty.
The adoptive father was also found guilty in August of sexually abusing the elder girl over a six-year period.
Judge Jonathan Geake sentenced the husband to nine years in jail while his wife was jailed for five years at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.