Nicholas Lewin, defending Gotham, said the offences happened as a result of Forbes’s influence and branded him the ‘vilest of predatory paedophiles’.
Ellis, a former magician’s assistant and dominatrix, who was working as a cocktail waitress at a strip club when she was arrested, told the court that she watched Gotham abuse the girl alone and on other occasions with Forbes.
‘After I got arrested I felt bad about what I did and I feel I should make sure that other kids don’t get hurt,’ she said.
Heavily-tattooed Gotham, a retail sales assistant from Plymouth, hid her face behind a scarf as she was jailed for nine years for six counts of sexual assault of a child under 13.
Forbes, of Torquay, earlier pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual assault, possession of indecent images and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.
American woman, Kori Ellis, 42, was the key prosecution witness against Sarah Gotham, 34, who was jailed after being found guilty of six charges of sexual assault of a child under 13.