Details of the sickening abuse inflicted by twisted Michael Miszczak, 54, and Sandra Jones, 52 saw judge Denis Watson QC’s voice begin to falter as he jailed them.
The judge said he “didn’t think he would ever forget” the details of the horrifying case and the “inhuman” actions of the pair.“That event, it was so appalling, I find it difficult to control the repetition of what occurred,” he said.
The vile pair savagely beat and degraded their young victims from before the age of eight, Liverpool Crown Court was previously told.
Miszczak was sentenced to 25 years behind bars, with an extended three years on licence.
Jones was jailed for 14 years, with a further year on licence.
Miszczak, who showed no emotion as he was sentenced, was found guilty of 10 charges, including child rape, indecent assault and child cruelty, after a trial.
Jones, who shook her head in the dock, was convicted of four charges including aiding and abetting rape, assault causing actual bodily harm and child cruelty.
Describing how she helped her then husband rape the girl, Judge Watson said: “It was wickedly cruel, chillingly heartless and utterly inhuman.”
Michael Scholes, prosecuting, had earlier told the court: “It’s difficult to imagine a worse exa He said the now adult women “suffered significant psychological trauma as a result of their ordeal at the hands of these defendants”.
Miszczak and Jones were convicted of child cruelty on February 1 after they were found guilty.
During the trial the jury heard that one of the victims said they both had eating problems and frequently vomited.
She said this was dealt with by both girls being required to eat their own and each other’s vomit.
The jury heard the girls were both beaten by Jones, who left one with a black eye and a split head, while on one occasion Jones struck one of the victims to the head with a metal pole.