A woman in Appleton, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment Monday for sexually assaulting six-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son and sharing explicit videos of them online.

The incident came to light in May 2018 when Google alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after child sex abuse images were uploaded on its Google Drive platform. An investigation began and the Grand Chute Police Department was informed about it.  During the investigation, one of the officers, who had been to the unidentified woman’s home for a child welfare check, recognized the background in the videos as that of the woman’s home. The 34-year-old woman was taken into custody.

During interrogation, the woman claimed that online perverts threatened her into making such videos and she "felt bad" about it as she knew she was doing something wrong. Investigators found a total of nine videos that were recorded between January and May 2018. The accused pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault with someone under 12, child sex exploitation and incest with a child in September this year.

During sentencing Monday, Judge Gregory Gill said, "These victims' pain and suffering will go on in perpetuity as long as they live. As long as they live, they are going to have to know that this is what happened, and more tragically, it happened at the hands of their mother, someone who is empowered to be their caretaker."

Condemning the incident, Outagamie County Court Commissioner Brian Figy said, “Quite frankly, the collateral damage from all this cannot even be calculated yet because it’s upstairs in the World Wide Web somewhere.”

woman in handcuffs 23-year-old Sabita Dookram was arrested for allegedly throwing her newborn baby outside a bathroom window. Photo: Getty Images/John Moore