A sick mum who sexually abused a five-year-old girl in a bath has had 20 years added to her 155 year sentence.
Elizabeth Haway, 43, was jailed in May for inflicting "vile and horrific" abuse but will remain locked up for even longer after police found she had sent pictures of herself, abusing the girl to a Facebook friend in February 2019.
The mother from Princeton, West Virginia, US, originally faced charges following a tip-off from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Sun reports.
Haway could have previously been considered for parole after 45 years behind bars but the added 20 years takes that to 65 when she will be aged 108.
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Prosecutor Mike Stuart told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph : "Twenty years in prison for an abhorrent crime that inflicted lifelong trauma on a young child.
"We will do everything within our power to keep offenders like Haway away from West Virginia’s children.
"After Haway completes the state prison sentence she is currently serving, she then will spend the next two decades in federal prison."
Judge William Sadler told Mercer County Circuit Court earlier this year, that "lifelong damage has been inflicted on this child," the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports.
He said: "This child has lost innocence that can never be restored on replaced.
"I've been involved in the criminal justice system for over 30 years.
"From that standpoint, this is one of the most vile and horrific cases I have ever experienced in the criminal justice system."
Haway had previously admitted first-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual abuse, and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust, and incest, at a hearing in December last year.
The court heard an investigation was launched by Detective-Sergeant Steve Sommers at Mercer County Sheriff’s Office after he received a cyber tip that child abuse images had been distributed through Facebook messenger.
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