Woman who ‘lured’ teenage boy out of school for sex jailed for just 90 days
Amanda Katherine Steele, 35, was ordered by a judge to spend 90 days in jail
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A woman who 'lured' an underage boy out of school for sex will have to spend just 90 days behind bars.
Authorities in Idaho, US, were called after Amanda Katherine Steele's husband reportedly stumbled upon an encounter between her and a teenager in their hot tub.
Initially he refused to tell police anything, but finally he came clean about his 35-year-old wife’s sexual encounters.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reportedly told investigators he would skip school and go to Steele’s home for sex.
Steele, from Soda Springs, will now have to spend time in jail after an illegal sexual relationship with a teenage boy in 2016, The East Idaho News reports.
They report Amanda Katherine Steele was ordered by District Judge Darren Simpson to spend 90 days in jail followed by seven years on felony probation.
The sentence came after Steele ultimately pleaded guilty to two felony counts of injury to a child
Judge Simpson decided to suspend a three to 10-year prison sentence that could be served if Steele is not successful on her probation.
The sentence came after Steele ultimately pleaded guilty to two felony counts of injury to a child.
Originally, prosecutors charged Steele with three felony counts of child sexual battery committed by lewd conduct but amended the charges as part of a plea agreement.
The paper says investigators discovered that in 2016, Steele engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old.
They said the boy reportedly would skip school and Latter-day Saint seminary to have sex with Steele.
At the time, Steele lived in Arco. In court, Steele confessed that at least one sexual encounter happened at the teen’s home and another time at her house.
While the victim considered the sexual conduct consensual, prosecutors charged Steele because under Idaho law, a minor who is 16 and 17 cannot consent to sex with adults five or more years older than them.
In addition to serving the jail time and probation, Judge Simpson also ordered Steele to complete 300 hours of community service and pay $4,671 in fees and fines, according to court records.
Because Steele was not charged with a sex crime, she does not have to register as a sex offender.