An unmarried mother was yesterday convicted of handing her five-year-old son to a paedophile who sexually abused the boy in exchange for cash. The seven-member jury turned a six-to-one decision after a six-hour deliberation at the Court of First Instance. Judge Mr Justice Louis Tong Po-Sun adjourned sentencing to June 17, pending the woman's psychological report for mitigation. The 32-year-old clerk, whose name cannot be disclosed to protect her son's identity, had denied one charge of conspiracy to commit buggery. She also faced an alternative charge of conspiracy to commit indecent assault. The prosecution's case was that three times in 2011, the woman took her son to the man's Sham Tseng flat, where the assaults took place. "Every time the defendant took the child to the man, she knew clearly the man would have sex with the boy … She would put him on a drug to reduce the pain," prosecutor Simon Tam Man-fai earlier said. Tam earlier told the court the woman knew the man, whom she met online, was a paedophile, but she allowed her son to be molested for money. The case came to light only after her former employer found MSN records of her chats with the man in the company computer. Judge Tong said the jury had to decide whether there was an agreement between the mother and the man to allow her son to be sexually abused, considering her behaviour prior to the alleged attacks and her response after seeing the two in bed together. "What was in the mother's mind when she saw her son and the man in bed? She did not blame the man nor did she stop being in touch with him," he said. The trial was adjourned for half a day on Wednesday due to the black rainstorm warning.