The woman had been convicted of child cruelty along with a man and the case was reported in the national press and online.
However, before she was sentenced her lawyers demanded that the case should be heard behind closed doors.
Her barrister said that the woman had suffered death threats.
It is said she was taken ill after reading about the vile things had done and was admitted to a mental health ward.
The woman’s doctors said that further reporting ‘is likely to be fatal’.
The judge agreed which now means the sentence of the woman and her co-defendant may never be known.