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Woman jailed for having illegal sex
From: Dailymail          Published On: May 28, 2013, 10:20 GMT
 
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A woman is jailed six months for having sex with a sixteen year old boy.

A woman whose boyfriend caught her sleeping with his 16-year-old son after he set up a camera to film ghosts has been jailed for six months and ordered to attend a sexual rehab clinic in Tasmania.

The boyfriend, who had set up a video camera to try and catch ghosts in his haunted home in Australia, returned home to find his partner of 11 years had seduced his teenage boy last October.

He demanded the truth and phoned police to report their lewd betrayal - as the age of sexual consent is 17 in the Australian state.

After pleading guilty to seven counts of unlawful sex with a young person aged under 17, the 28-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for 12 months today at Hobart Supreme Court, with six months suspended.

Justice David Porter said: 'You are the one who must bear full responsibility for what happened.

'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.'

Crown Prosecutor Jackie Hartnett revealed the woman had gone to the youngster's room to discuss his driving lessons.

The pair previously had a tense relationship, but soon after tickling led to kissing and then to intercourse, the court heard.

The woman's partner had set up a video camera in a bid to capture evidence of paranormal activity, but left for work forgetting to turn it off.

While reviewing the footage, he saw his son and the woman kissing and having sexual contact.

He confronted his partner who downplayed the actions but his son confessed that they had had sex on numerous occasions.

The court heard the woman had continued her attempts to groom the boy by messaging him on Facebook under a false name.

The woman has an 18-month-old son with her partner and has already become dejected and depressed following her short stint in jail, her defence lawyer said.

Justice Porter said he accepted the woman's early plea of guilty but condemned her decisions to continue the affair.

The woman insisted she did not know the age of consent in Tasmania was 17.


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