Lauren London, Lauren London-Kane’s mother, has been found guilty of the same offences as her son’s former girlfriend.
The trial heard that the 31-year-old mother was found guilty at her ex-boyfriend’s trial in June this year of six counts of sexual offences against him and one count of indecent assault.
In the trial, she said she had only met her ex and her then boyfriend at a party in London in October last year.
“I am guilty.
I am innocent,” she said, speaking to the jury.
Lauren’s lawyer, David Cunliffe, said his client had been subjected to a “nightmare of an ordeal” during which she was subjected to sexual assault by her ex.
He said she was in the early stages of a terminal illness and that she was being unfairly treated by the courts.
“We know how traumatic the experience has been for her and the way in which her mental health has been affected by it,” Mr Cunlaw said.
Lauren and her ex were friends and Lauren had been working in a clothing boutique in London before the alleged attack took place.
Mr Cungeliffe said his daughter had been told she was going to jail, not convicted, for her part in the attack, which took place in October 2016.
He also said Lauren had received support from her family in the past.
He told the court the girl had recently started work in the UK and was a new mother and had no previous convictions.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) argued that the attack took many forms, including kissing the man, touching his genital area and forcing her to have sex.
Ms Cunlliffe said the CPS had been contacted by the CPS’s Child Abuse Team who believed Lauren had suffered serious mental health problems.
The CPS also said it had received information that Lauren’s ex had been in a relationship with a man who had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.
Ms London’s ex was not a Crown witness and her lawyers said she could not be found guilty on the evidence given to the CPS.
The judge told Ms London she was “deeply sorry” for what she had done to her mother and said she would not allow her to be held accountable for the abuse.
He called for a new approach to dealing with such a traumatic incident and to ensure that it did not happen again.
Lauren, who is originally from Australia but has lived in the United Kingdom since 2014, pleaded guilty to six counts including three counts of indecent assaults against her ex, who has since been sentenced to life in prison.
She has already served six months behind bars for sexually assaulting another man and she is due to be released on parole in March 2021.
She is due back in court for sentencing on December 1.
Her barrister, Andrew Rafferty QC, said the “worst case scenario” of what would have happened if Lauren had gone to jail would have been a prison sentence of up to 25 years.
He added that the case was “not just about a man abusing a young girl”.
Ms London was originally charged with six counts, but the CPS withdrew the charge of three counts in October 2018.
Mr Raffert said the prosecution had submitted a “reasonable case” to show that the woman’s behaviour was more serious than a case of kissing a man.
He had argued for a lesser sentence for the man who assaulted Ms London, who had previously been jailed for 14 years.
The court heard that Lauren and the man had been drinking together and Lauren made sexual comments.
Ms Rafferts defence barrister argued that Lauren had an addiction to alcohol and that her life was at risk if she was released from prison.
He asked for the sentence of six months in jail to reflect the seriousness of the offence, the length of time she had been held in custody, and the fact that she had already served 12 months behind prison.
Mr Justice O’Malley told the jury that Lauren London had been the victim of an “unprecedented and cruel attack”.
He said: “This case has not been about Lauren London.
It has been about the abuse of a vulnerable young woman by a man whom she did not know, who did not have the mental capacity to realise what he was doing was wrong.”
The judge said he had no doubt that Lauren was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and the court was prepared to hear from the girl’s mother.
The case is: Lauren London (pictured with husband Simon), was arrested after the alleged rape took place and sentenced to 10 years in prison, with the possibility of parole in 2021