Mum’s excuse for organising rape

PETA Butler was just 16 when the most evil of betrayals played out in a down-market Toowoomba hotel room.

She was raped by a balding, fat man, three times her age while her mother — who organised the whole thing — sat outside, metres away smoking cigarettes.

It was a decade before she was “strong enough” to make her mother admit the unimaginable, and get her jailed for it.

Today, as Therese Butler languishes in jail, Peta is speaking out.

“I think to myself ‘how could a mum do what she did?'” Peta told A Current Affair’s Tracy Grimshaw as she relived more than decade of pain.

“How could a mum sit outside knowing that their daughter is being raped by her potential boyfriend?”

In an interview interspersed with horrifying audio of the dreadful telephone confession which helped bring Therese Butler to justice, Peta described how she waited helplessly for her mother to intervene.

“I was hoping she was going to come in and stop it,” Peta tearfully told Grimshaw.

“She k…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/how-could-a-mum-sit-outside-knowing-their-daughter-is-being-raped/news-story/948a68f54ca7e6b9a05a61e52ec2dc94

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