Just had this sent to me: Ghost video teen sex offender gets jail term
Ghost video teen sex offender gets jail term
the article isn't interesting, just the subject!
A woman discovered having an illegal sexual relationship with a teenager by a ghost-hunter's video camera will spend six months in jail.
The woman had sex several times with the 16-year-old son of her partner, who installed the camera in his kitchen to capture paranormal activity and then forgot to turn it off.
Prosecutors had told an earlier hearing of the Tasmanian Supreme Court the man came home from work to find footage of his 28-year-old partner of 11 years kissing and cuddling his son.
The woman pleaded guilty to seven counts of having sexual intercourse with a young person, as the age of consent in Tasmania is 17.
She was sentenced to 12 months' jail, six of them suspended on condition of good behaviour.
The relationship began with a discussion about driving lessons, which became mutual tickling and consensual sex, Justice David Porter said.
The pair had sex in the bedrooms and lounge room of their home in October last year before police were alerted and the boy was moved to live with his grandparents.
Justice Porter said the woman then travelled to have sex with him in a hotel in November.
"You did that knowing full well it was unlawful," the judge said.
The court heard the woman, who can't be named, had set up a Facebook account under a false name to stay in contact with the boy, at times with "salacious" content.
The account was deleted earlier this month as she attempted to reconcile with her former partner, with whom she has an 18-month-old child.
Justice Porter said she had known the boy since he was nine and was effectively his stepmother, although he had begun living with her only in 2012.
The judge said the woman had accepted responsibility for her actions and felt shame and embarrassment.
But he said the boy's victim impact statement had revealed he was experiencing a range of problems, including difficulty going to school.
"You have caused much disruption to this young man's life," Justice Porter said.
The visibly shaken woman cried as she was led from the dock.
Justice Porter said she was unlikely to re-offend and she was not placed on the list of sex offenders.