Even though a 32-year-old mother of three admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old boy, she is now a free woman after an unexpected court ruling. Teah Vincent had sex with the boy at her home in Gloucestershire.
The kid, together with his friend, were playing football close to the woman's home. She innocently welcomed them into the house for a glass of water.
But that turned into something else when she took one of the boys up to her room, took off his clothes, and rode him on the bed.
However, a jury of eight has decided that the woman is not guilty of knowingly having sex with a minor.
After the ruling, Teah was thrilled. She even posted a picture of herself celebrating the decision outside the court along with a message:
"Not liable. Much obliged to you everybody that remained behind me and trusted me it's been the hardest two years off (sic) my life."
"Welcome 2021 for me and my children."
The case took four days at the Glouchester Crown Court, after which Teah was released by Judge Ian Lawrie QC.
The surprising decision came after discovering that the boy had lied about his date of birth on his Facebook profile. The judge deemed this relevant to the case.
Apparently, the boy had claimed to have been born in 2000 on his Facebook profile, which gave the impression that he was much older than he really was.
He later revealed that he had provided the fake date of birth after he was given a phone as a present during his thirteenth birthday celebration:
"I put a bogus date birth since you must be 13 to get to Facebook. This was on the grounds that I needed to get to games and different things straight away.
"I picked 2000 in light of the fact that 2001 or 2003 was 'muddled'. I neglected to transform it when I got more seasoned. I have next to no utilization of Facebook as I fundamentally use it for games."
"I might have held up six days before I came 13 to enlist with Facebook, yet I decided to be 16 just about 17, for Facebook purposes."
Although the boy says he didn't tell Teah if he was 16 or 17, she gave a very different account of what went down, which seems to have carried the day in court:
"I'm certain he disclosed to me he was over 16 and I felt he looked a lot more seasoned. It didn't happen to me that he may be underage."
"He unquestionably didn't disclose to me he was in Year 9, or that he was just 14 preceding we had intercourse."
So, because the boy bumped up his age by a couple of years and apparently looked the part, the lady got away without any charges.
Teah might have had sex with an underage boy, but the jury did not find her guilty of purposely committing the offense, which is why the judge had no option but to let her go.