German woman, boyfriend convicted of selling her 9-year-old son to pedophiles on the darknet

A German mother and her boyfriend were convicted on Tuesday of sexually abusing the woman's 9-year-old son and prostituting the boy to pedophiles on the darknet, according to German outlet Deutsche Welle.

A court in Freiburg, Germany, found the 48-year-old mother, identified only as Berrin T., and her 39-year-old boyfriend, Christian L., guilty of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography. 

Their full names have not been released due to Germany's strict privacy laws regarding ongoing criminal trials.

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The defendant Berrin T (C) arrives in the courtroom as her partner Christian L (R) talks with his lawyer Martina Naegele in the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg on the first day of their trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Berrin T and Christian L, both accused of child abuse offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Defendant Christian L arrives in the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg on the first day of his trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Berrin T and Christian L, both accused of child abuse offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Christian L. arrive for the trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes-Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Christian L. (C) waits for the beginning of the trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes-Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: The chief judge Stefan Buergelin (C) opens the trial against Christian L. and Berrin T. on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes-Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Christian L. and Berrin T. arrive for their trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes-Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Christian L. (C) shake hand with his t lawyer Martina Naegele as he arrives for the trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes-Pool/Getty Images)
The defendants, Berrin T (C) and Christian L (R), both accused of child abuse, stand with their lawyers Martina Naegele (L) in the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg on the first day of their trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Both offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The defendants Berrin T (L) and her partner Christian L sit in the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg on the first day of their trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Both offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The defendants, Berrin T (L) and Christian L (R), both accused of child abuse, stand with their lawyers Martina Naegele (2ndR) and Matthias Wagner in the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg on the first day of their trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Both offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The defendant Berrin T arrives in the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg on the first day of her trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Berrin T and Christian L, both accused of child abuse offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: Prosecuter Nikola Novak speaks to the media after the first session of the trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to pedophiles across Europe for sex in a an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Judicial officers lead Christian L. away after the first session of his trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to pedophiles across Europe for sex in a an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Judicial officers lead Berrin T. away after the first session of the trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to pedophiles across Europe for sex in a an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Judicial officers lead Berrin T. away after the first session of the trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to pedophiles across Europe for sex in a an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Judicial officers lead Christian L. away after the first session of his trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to pedophiles across Europe for sex in a an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been pixelated to obscure the identity of individuals for legal reasons.) Judicial officers lead Berrin T. away after the first session of the trial on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the Landgericht Freiburg courthouse on June 11, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son to pedophiles across Europe for sex in a an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the American FBI. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
The public prosecutors Sabrina Haberstroh (L) and Nikola Novak (R) stand in the courtroom prior to the trial against a 48 year old mother and her 39 year old partner on the first day of the trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Berrin T and Christian L, both accused of child abuse offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Chief judge Stefan Buergelin stands in the courtroom and opens the trial against a 48 year old mother and her 39 year old partner on the first day of the trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, on June 11, 2018. - Berrin T and Christian L, both accused of child abuse offered a nine-year-old boy, who is the woman's son, via internet against payment for rape. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Spanish defendant covers his face as he arrives in the courtroom in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 6, 2018. - A German court jailed the Spanish man for 10 years for repeatedly sexually abusing a young boy whose mother and stepfather sold him to paedophiles online. (Photo by Patrick Seeger / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Spanish defendant covers his face as he arrives in the courtroom in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 6, 2018. - A German court jailed the Spanish man for 10 years for repeatedly sexually abusing a young boy whose mother and stepfather sold him to paedophiles online. (Photo by Patrick Seeger / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images)
FREIBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 07: ATTENTION EDITORS: Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendants Christian L. (L) and Berrin T. (C) arrive for their pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional court in Freiburg, Germany, 07 August 2018. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son in Staufen to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the FBI. The mother of the child must be imprisoned for twelve years and six months. The judges of the Freiburg Regional Court sentenced her previously convicted partner to twelve years in prison, followed by preventive detention. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
The Spanish defendant covers his face as he arrives in the courtroom in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 6, 2018. - A German court jailed the Spanish man for 10 years for repeatedly sexually abusing a young boy whose mother and stepfather sold him to paedophiles online. (Photo by Patrick Seeger / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Spanish defendant covers his face as he arrives in the courtroom in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 6, 2018. - A German court jailed the Spanish man for 10 years for repeatedly sexually abusing a young boy whose mother and stepfather sold him to paedophiles online. (Photo by Patrick Seeger / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images)
FREIBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 07: ATTENTION EDITORS: Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendants Berrin T. (L) arrive for her pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional court in Freiburg, Germany, 07 August 2018. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son in Staufen to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the FBI. The mother of the child must be imprisoned for twelve years and six months. The judges of the Freiburg Regional Court sentenced her previously convicted partner to twelve years in prison, followed by preventive detention. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 07: ATTENTION EDITORS: Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendants Christian L. (front L) arrive for his pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional court in Freiburg, Germany, 07 August 2018. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son in Staufen to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the FBI. The mother of the child must be imprisoned for twelve years and six months. The judges of the Freiburg Regional Court sentenced her previously convicted partner to twelve years in prison, followed by preventive detention. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 07: ATTENTION EDITORS: Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendants Christian L. (L) arrive for his pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional court in Freiburg, Germany, 07 August 2018. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son in Staufen to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the FBI. The mother of the child must be imprisoned for twelve years and six months. The judges of the Freiburg Regional Court sentenced her previously convicted partner to twelve years in prison, followed by preventive detention. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 07: ATTENTION EDITORS: Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendants Christian L. sits prior to the pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional court in Freiburg, Germany, 07 August 2018. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son in Staufen to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the FBI. The mother of the child must be imprisoned for twelve years and six months. The judges of the Freiburg Regional Court sentenced her previously convicted partner to twelve years in prison, followed by preventive detention. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 07: ATTENTION EDITORS: Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendant Berrin T. arrives for her pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional court in Freiburg, Germany, 07 August 2018. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son in Staufen to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the FBI. The mother of the child must be imprisoned for twelve years and six months. The judges of the Freiburg Regional Court sentenced her previously convicted partner to twelve years in prison, followed by preventive detention. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
FREIBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 07: ATTENTION EDITORS: Pixelation done in accordance with court orders. Defendant Berrin T. arrives for her pronouncement of judgement on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor at the regional court in Freiburg, Germany, 07 August 2018. Christian L. and Berrin T. are accused of having offered Berrin's nine-year-old son in Staufen to paedophiles across Europe for sex in an abuse case that has shocked Germany. The couple ran their operation through the Darknet over a course of two years until police arrested them last September following information from the FBI. The mother of the child must be imprisoned for twelve years and six months. The judges of the Freiburg Regional Court sentenced her previously convicted partner to twelve years in prison, followed by preventive detention. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
The defendant Christian L sits in a courtroom prior to the pronouncement of sentence at the district court in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 7, 2018. - Berrin T and Christian L, both German nationals, stand accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The defendant Berrin T (R) is lead to the courtroom passing defendant Christian L (L) prior to the pronouncement of sentence at the district court in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 7, 2018. - Berrin Taha and Christian Lais, both German nationals, stand accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The defendant Christian L (L) leaves the courtroom after the pronouncement of his sentence at the district court in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 7, 2018. - The court handed down lengthy jail sentences to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to paedophiles online, in a shocking case that raised pointed questions about the competence of child protection services. The regional court sentenced the boy's mother, Berrin T, to 12 and a half years in prison. Her partner Christian L, the boy's stepfather whom he called 'papa', received a 12-year sentence followed by preventive detention. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) / GERMAN COURT REQUESTS THAT THE FACES OF THE DEFENDANT AND OF COURT EMPLOYEES MUST BE MADE UNRECOGNISABLE (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The defendant Berrin T (L) is led to the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 7, 2018. - Berrin T and Christian L, both German nationals, stand accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The defendant Christian L leaves the courtroom after the pronouncement of sentence in the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 7, 2018. - A German court hands down lengthy jail sentences to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to paedophiles online, in a shocking case that raised pointed questions about child protection services. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The pair allegedly raked in thousands of euros until authorities uncovered their operation in September 2017, thanks to an anonymous tip, according to Deutsche Welle.

Berrin T. was sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison after she admitted to sexually abusing the boy and pimping him out to men she and her boyfriend found on the darknet for a period of two years. Christian L. was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by a period of preventive detention due to a prior conviction for child abuse.

Several other suspects, including three German men, one Swiss national and one Spanish citizen, were also arrested for sex crimes they committed against the child. They were all sentenced to between eight and ten years in prison.

The victim is currently living with a foster family and is reportedly "doing well, considering the circumstances," according to his lawyer.

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