CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The allegations were almost too heinous and far-fetched to be believed. A New Hampshire lawyer who graduated at the top of her class and credited her success to Christianity was accused of using her 14-year-old daughter as a sexual pawn, at one point even engaging in a sexual act with the girl on camera.
In a recorded phone conversation with her daughter from jail in December, the woman told her, ‘‘I should have been the mom, not the friend.’’ She was neither, according to a U.S. attorney and testimony at the brief trial in U.S. District Court in Concord, which included two men recounting sexual encounters with the mother and daughter.
The lawyer was a member of, and had advocated for, a Christian legal group that fights against same-sex marriage and for other conservative causes.
The mother has been behind bars since her arrest in November and faces at least 25 years in prison when sentenced in April