An Australian mother was sentenced on Monday, July 27, 2015, to six years in prison after having an affair with a teen since he was 12 years old. The 40-year-old woman began having the affair with the child after she drove him to school. They first had sex when she was 36, and then later had unprotected sex more than 20 times over the next two years, including in her car. The woman claimed she was sexually attracted to the boy because he was maturing.
The accused became pregnant during the course of the affair and she gave birth to a daughter in May of 2014 when she was 39 and the boy was 14. The baby is now being cared for by her young father and social services. She pleaded guilty to a charge of persistent sexual abuse between April of 2012 and May of 2014 and said she was ashamed of her actions.