The relative told CTV Kitchener that the family had hoped for a year sentence but is still satisfied by the outcome though she said she did feel some compassion for the woman. DaSilva had responded to an online ad on Craigslist advertising sex with .
She admitted to inappropriately touching the child and filming DaSilva and the year-old boyfriend sexually abusing the girl on her cellphone. At the sentencing hearing earlier this month, Lucas read from a handwritten letter addressed to the judge.
The co-accused Rui DaSilva received an eight-year sentence, half a year shorter than Lucas because the judge said her prior convictions of sexual assaults against teenaged boys means she may be less likely to be rehabilitated than DaSilva. Sonya Lucas has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for her involvement in the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.
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