A five-year-old slave girl was chained up and left to die in the sun by an ISIS bride who bought her after moving to Iraq.
Jennifer Wenisch was jailed for ten years on Tuesday in her native Germany, for committing "two crimes against humanity in the form of enslavement'", a court heard.
The 30-year-old was also found guilty of aiding and abetting a girl's killing and being a member of a terrorist organisation, which she joined after converting to Islam in 2013.
Wenisch and her husband 'purchased' a Yazidi woman and child to work for them as household slaves in Iraq, only to then let the girl tragically dehydrate.
Prosecutors told the Higher Regional Court in Munich: "After the girl fell ill and wet her mattress, the husband of the accused chained her up outside as punishment and let the child die an agonising death of thirst in the scorching heat.
"The accused allowed her husband to do so and did nothing to save the girl."
Her ten-year sentence is believed to be one of the first convictions in the world of the Islamic State group's persecution of the Yazidi community, Mail Online reports.
Judge Reinhold Baier declared in court that the child was "defenceless and helplessly exposed to the situation," and that Wenisch "had to reckon from the beginning that the child, who was tied up in the heat of the sun, was in danger of dying".
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Wenisch's husband, Taha al-Jumailly will be sentenced separately in Frankfurt late next month.
Defending her lack of action to protect the five-year-old, Wenisch from Lohne in Lower Saxony claimed she was scared her husband would "push her or lock her up".
The Yazidi girl's mum, Nora, has repeatedly testified in both Munich and Frankfurt but the defence argued her account is untrustworthy.
Wenisch tried to claim in court that she was just being "made an example of for everything that has happened under ISIS", the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports.
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Once Wenisch made it to Mosul in 2015, worked for ISIS' self-styled hisbah morality police where she patrolled city parks in IS-occupied areas.
Intimidating locals with an AK-47 assault rifle in hand together with a pistol and an explosives vest, the German went round making sure locals stuck to IS rules on dress code, public behaviour and bans on alcohol and tobacco.
According to the Mail Online, Wenisch visited the German embassy in Ankara, Turkey for new identity papers in January 2016 but was arrested and extradited to Germany just days later.
Her sentencing on Monday ends a trial which began in April 2019.
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