She doesn't deserve to be alive! That was the first thing that crossed my mind when I heard this news. I'm sorry, but I can't deny it. I know I'm not one to judge, but I can't help but think that someone who is not only capable of harming her own baby but also allows others to sexually abuse her does not deserve to live. But I guess two consecutive life in prison terms will have to make do because that's what Tessa Vanvlerah of Missouri has been sentenced to for sexually assaulting her 5-month-old baby daughter along with a guy from California who she met online.

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It's not really worth going into the gory details of this horrendous case. Suffice it to say that this woman allowed Kenneth Kyle, a professor at California State University East Bay, to come to visit her and her baby four times in five months since meeting him virtually in 2009. During these meetings, the couple had sex and raped the baby while staying at different hotels. Police found out about this in 2010 when Kyle was arrested for child pornography and they discovered his relationship with Vanvlerah.

Tears streamed down my cheeks while I read about this story and I thought about the poor, defenseless baby girl. I remember my two children at 5 months. They couldn't even sit by themselves. They depended 100% on their father and I for everything and I thought they were extremely fragile and did everything possible and impossible to ensure they always felt safe and happy. I mean, I still do--isn't that what we moms do?--but even more so when they were helpless babies.

Vanvlerah's defense attorneys wanted her to get probation only claiming she suffers from a psychological disorder, but fortunately they failed to convince the judge. And now Vanvlerah has to spend the rest of her life in prison.

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Meanwhile, her daughter, who is now 3 years old, has been adopted by her foster family and her new mom says she still has night terrors, but she doesn't scream anymore when someone gives her a bath or changes her diaper. I can only pray to God that the little girl's new family gives her all the love and protection she never got and then some. 

Now do you see why I had that initial reaction? What do you think?

Imagen vía St. Louis County Police

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Roxana A. Soto is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a first-grader and a preschooler. She loves languages, traveling and good food – especially if it's cooked by someone else.

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What a fucking perra. This fucking animal doesn't deserve to die cause she won't pay for what she did. She deserve life in prison
A PERRA is a good word for this beast!!! sick, evil, psycho!!!

I am speechless, how can anyone do something like this let alone your own mother.  I do believe she has to be sick to have let this happen.  You say someone like this should die, I truly can't say that because the only one that can take a life is God, but I understand how you have these feelings.  I hope the new parents help this little girl grow into a great human being.  I truly believe that evil exists and he/she certainly took over this mothers mind, well at least I want to think this way instead of that she truly knew exactly what she was doing.  God help us all.

Perra?not even dogs do that to their puppies. I really dont know what to call this person.I hope they do the same thing to her in jail.
this just makes me sick to my stomach!! :(
omg i have tears streaming down...not even animals do this...she is truly possessed by evil...i hope the women in prison get her...i pray the little girl loses her memories of this and has a happy life:(
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no perra is and offense for those loyal animals. But I don't agree with death sentence... for me death sentence in cases like this is a prize.... first we are no one to take life away (but then on the evil human side of me) death sentence is not painful enough to do "justice".

I am happy knowing she will suffer worst thing every single day of her fing life....

sweet...

And if ou click the link that the writer give you she was previously accused of having sex with a 16 year old who is auctistic. She's a fucking bitch and deserve to rot in jail.

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I would like to torture her until she begs me to kill her. And then I would repeat it again, again and again until she dies!
Just when I think that I have heard the sickest thing ever, along comes a situation like this. Where and why do people get these ideas? When will things like this stop? So disheartening.I pray this little girl is in a loving, caring environment. She will need all the love she can get.
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