A Florida woman is facing jail time after having sex with a teenager and then allegedly giving birth to his child.
Tracie Casler is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy after a Halloween party in 2016, the Pensacola News Journal reported. She was reportedly 29 at the time of the alleged incident.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation five days after Casler gave birth to the baby on July 23, People reported. According to the arrest report, which is heavily redacted, Casler had been talking to friends and family about her situation.
Sheriff's office investigators visited the teenage victim at Escambia High School in October. The teen told authorities he went to a Halloween party and ended up in Casler's home when the festivities ended.
The victim admitted to investigators that he was "messed up" at the time of the incident. He told police that he went to Casler's room, and added that he was the one who actually initiated the contact.
The teen said that night was the only time he and Casler had sexual contact. Casler then gave birth to a baby nine months later.
A DNA test was conducted on the baby by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The results were sent to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office and have not yet been made public.
The arrest report does not provide any specific details on the nature of the relationship between Casler and the teen.
Cassler has since been arrested. She was booked into Santa Rosa County Jail Nov. 9 on a $30,000 bond and charged with one count of second-degree lewd and lascivious battery on a victim aged 12 to 16.
Casler is still in custody and has not entered a plea at this time. It is unclear whether she has an attorney. Several social media users responded to the charges against her. Most users appeared to be disgusted.
"How did she end up at a (Halloween) party with teenagers?" one user asked. "Where are the parents of these teens? Who was providing the alcohol?"
"What's wrong with this ADULT woman that she would have sex with a boy who is probably barely past puberty?" asked another user.
"Which means he may have been 13 at the time of conception," observed another user. "Lock her up and melt the key."
According to her Facebook page, Casler is "in a relationship." The social media profile did not reveal any details regarding her employment status.