CNN has reported on a mother and her partner sentenced to prison for selling the woman's son, now ten years old, to pedophiles. The couple was found to have repeatedly raped and abused the boy since 2015 and then selling him online to other men for sex from 2015 to 2017. The 48-year-old woman was sentenced by the Freiburg State Court to 12 and a half years imprisonment and her 39-year-old partner to 12 years. Several other men believed to be the pedophile "clients" of the couple have also been prosecuted in connection with the case. The case has made history in Germany as it has highlighted how often these types crimes happen on the dark web.