Married woman ‘lured teen boy away from Mormon seminary for hot tub sex romps’

A married woman who encouraged an underage teen to skip school and Mormon seminary to have sex with her has been jailed for just 90 days.

Amanda Katherine Steele, 35, entered into a relationship with a 17-year-old teen she would regularly have sex with.

She was arrested in 2019 after her husband caught her in a hot tub with an underage teen, and later admitted she was having sex with minor teens — even allegedly filming one of the romps.

Prosecutors said the teen was reportedly encouraged to skip school and Mormon seminary to have sex with Steele on multiple occasions.

In a police report, a deputy wrote: "The victim told me he knew several of his friends had sex with her too but didn’t know anyone else besides a second victim had been under 18."

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Despite the woman and teens' sex allegedly being consensual, under Idaho law a minor who is 16 and 17 cannot consent to sex with adults five or more years older than them and are considered underage.

Steele pleaded guilty to two felony counts of injury to a child, which are not sex crime charges.

District Judge Darren Simpson ordered Steele to spend 90-days in jail followed by seven years on felony probation.

The judge also imposed a suspended three to a 10-year prison sentence that could still be imposed if Steele is not successful on probation.

Steele will also avoid having to register as a sex offender.

In addition, Simpson has ordered Steele to complete 300 hours of community service.

According to court records, she is also ordered to pay $4,671 (£3,524) in fees and fines.

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