A former Australian MP has been found guilty of sex crimes against a 12-year-old girl prostituted by her own mother in Tasmania
According to the Herald Sun. Terry Martin, a former mayor of Glenorchy, has been jailed for having sex with a person under the age of 17 and for producing child exploitation material.
Martin was one of 100 men who had sex with the 12-year-old girl prostituted by her own mother and her mother''s partner Gary John Devine in September, 2009, the Mercury reports.
He admitted having oral sex with the girl on two occasions, and also admitted that he took sexually explicit photographs of her.
Martin, however, denied he was guilty of any crime because he believed the girl was 18, as advertised in the newspaper ad he responded to.
According to the report, Martin told police he 'couldn''t think of anything more disgusting' than having sex with a 12-year-old.