A Tasmanian woman was sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to attend a sexual rehabilitation clinic after she was caught on camera seducing her boyfriend’s 16-year-old son.
Her partner of 11 years set up a camera in their home to film ghosts last October. Instead, he discovered she was having an affair with his teen son. The woman allegedly confessed that she had sex with the boy on numerous occasions.
The teen was reportedly moved out of the couple’s home after the discovery. During court proceedings, it was reported that the woman went to see the boy and had sex with him during a six-day hotel stay.
The woman pleaded to seven counts of unlawful sex with a person under age 17, the age of consent in the Australian state.
“You are the one who must bear full responsibility for what happened,” said Justice David Porter. “Although the relationship that commenced was more opportunistic than predatory, that cannot truly be said of your conduct later on.
“You actions call for a lengthy sentence but there is sufficient prospect of rehabilitation.”
The woman claimed that she thought the age of consent was 16. She told the court she was “ashamed and embarrassed” by her behavior. She has a 18-month-old son with the boy’s father.
Hobart Supreme Court sentenced the woman today to 12 months, with six months suspended sentence.
Crown Prosecutor Jackie Hartnett said the woman began an affair with the teen after she went to his bedroom to discuss driving lessons. Hartnett told the court that eventually tickling led to kissing, which then led to intercourse.
The court also heard that the woman later attempted to the contact the boy via Facebook under a false name.
There has been speculation as to whether her boyfriend set up the camera to truly film paranormal activity or if he suspected what went bump in the night was his girlfriend and son.