This is the face of the vile mum who let her husband rape her daughter, impregnating her three times.
Mary-Louisa Andrews, 50, who is facing a three-year prison sentence for allowing the abuse to take place, claims she feared her relationship would break down if she blew the whistle on the heinous crimes.
Her husband Anokye Andrews, 44, from Milton Keynes, was jailed for 20 years for abusing her daughter between the ages of nine and 16.
The pair can now be identified because the victim, now 28, waived her right to anonymity.
Mary-Louisa Andrews’ father has since told The Sun that he never wants to see his daughter again.
Her brother, Stefan Gray, told the newspaper: “Obviously if I had known what was happening I would have knocked her out. It is shocking.
“I love my niece to pieces and so does my dad. We are really gutted that this has all taken place without us knowing and it has devastated us.”
Andrews was described in court as an evil and wicked step-father, while Mary-Louisa Andrews burst into tears during the sentencing.
The court heard she had refused to listen to her daughter’s pleas because she wanted her marriage to continue.
The mum suffered a panic attack on the morning she was due to appear before a packed public gallery at Aylesbury Crown Court and the sentencing was delayed until May 28.
Sentencing judge Francis Sheridan told Andrews: “The tears you shed are for yourself. I do not think any of them are for your daughter. I am not in any way influenced. You have not shown any sign of remorse.
“It is time somebody told you to your face – and I will: You were a wicked mother. When your daughter complained, her complaints were dismissed.
“You will take that dismissal to the grave. You betrayed your daughter to stand by your husband.
“She has gone through what can only be described as a life of hell. There must have been times in her young life where there appeared to be almost no remission from abuse.”
Andrews began sexually assaulting his victim when she was aged nine while they were on holiday in Southport, Merseyside.
He continued his abuse in her own home until she was 16 years old.
At one point his brother was left alone with the step daughter and also began to rape her.
When Andrews learned of this, he continued to allow the brother to visit the family home.
Prosecuting counsel, Angus Robertson, described an incident where Andrews raped the young girl while they were in the living room watching football on TV and Mary-Louisa Andrews shouted downstairs to ask what they were doing.
Andrews had shouted back ‘nothing’ and no more was said but the girl maintained in court her mother had known.
Mr Robertson said: “When she was aged 12 years, she found she was pregnant.
“She had a termination of the pregnancy. She did not want to have that termination. Mr Andrews told Mrs Andrews that if the pregnancy wasn’t terminated he would end the relationship and leave her.
“Mrs Andrews always insisted that a young man was responsible and the girl should tell the boy he was the father. Mr Andrews continued to have regular intercourse with the victim after that termination.
“She became pregnant again when she was 13 years old, told her mother the father was Mr Andrews and said they could have her child.
“Both defendants were attempting to have a child of their own. Mrs Andrews considered this, but told her to ‘get rid of it’.”
The judge said two of the girl’s pregnancies were undoubtedly conceived after Andrews raped her and there was some question over the third.
Addressing Andrews, who kept his head bowed throughout, Judge Sheridan said: “You were a thoroughly evil and wicked step-father. Let’s call it exactly what it is. That is the finding of the jury.
“The jury believed your step-daughter. That is her first step to recovery from a life of hell inflicted by you, with the sex drive of a monster.
“You treated your step-daughter as an object. If you wanted sexual contact, she had to deliver and the poor little thing was scared to say anything and when she did, her complaints were dismissed.
“A little girl, an innocent little girl, corrupted and for those years whilst under your care, her life was ruined.”
Mary-Louisa Andrews realised the abuse was happening at the family home in Milton Keynes, in April 2003, when the girl was just 12 years old.
However, she refused to believe her daughter and took no steps to protect her for the next four years.
It was only years later that the daughter found the courage to complain to police but her mother and step-father denied all the charges brought against them.
In a victim personal statement, the daughter told how she felt like she could not breathe as she took to the stand in front of the jury.
Mary-Louisa Andrews burst into tears as her husband was jailed for 20 years for the rapes and indecent assaults.