28/05/2013 05:09 BST | Updated 28/05/2013 05:15 BST

'Ghost Video' Woman Filmed Having Sex With Underage Stepson Jailed

The man reportedly set up a video camera in the hope of capturing paranormal activity (file picture)

A 28-year-old woman filmed having underage sex with her boyfriend’s son has been jailed for six months.

The relationship was discovered by the teenager’s father, who set up recording equipment, after suspecting paranormal activity was occurring in his home.

Instead of ghosts, he captured his girlfriend having sex with his 16-year-old son.

The Herald Sun reports the woman pleaded guilty to seven counts of having sexual intercourse with a young person.

She was sentenced to 12 months in jail, six of them suspended on condition of good behaviour.

At an earlier hearing, the woman, who had been dating the boy’s father for 11 years, told the court she had thought the age of consent in Tasmania was 16 – whereas it is actually 17.


The teenager is the man’s son from a previous marriage and he has another young child with her. The couple have now split.

Crown Prosecutor Jackie Hartnett said the woman had gone to the teenager’s room in October 2012 last year to discuss his driving lessons.

“Although the pair had previously had a strained relationship, tickling led to kissing and then to intercourse,” The Tasmanian Mercury quotes her as saying.

The woman said she was “ashamed and embarrassed” by her conduct the New York Daily News reported.