An American woman who is living in Britain forced her 14-year-old daughter to constantly receive donor sperm in order to get pregnant.

Because her mom could not get pregnant, the girl was forced to try seven times, most leading into miscarriages, until she gave birth when she was 17 years old.

In a ruling reported for the first time Monday, High Court judge Peter Jackson said the mother had behaved in "a wicked and selfish way" that almost defied belief.


The mother, who has adopted three children, came up with the plan when she was refused when trying to adopt a fourth child.

"My mom is a very determined person and she does her best not to let anything get in her way if she wants it," the teenager added.

Judge Jackson said that the girl was told by her mother that she was forced to try over and over to get pregnant for the sole purpose of providing the mother with a fourth child. The teenager, whose name has not been released, said that maybe if she did this 'favor' her "mom would love her more".

The judge said the mother also made the teenager take extreme measures to increase her chances of having a girl.

The judge said it was likely but not certain that the daughter soon became pregnant and suffered a miscarriage. After six more attempts with the donor sperm, she gave birth to a baby boy in July 2011, when she was 17.

All of the three adopted children were taken into foster care, and the mother is now serving a 5-year jail sentence for child cruelty.