Instead of capturing ghosts on camera, the father, from Tasmania, Australia, was horrified to find footage of his lover and 16-year-old son kissing and cuddling.
The 28-year-old woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty at Australia’s Supreme Court to five counts of sex with a minor, claiming she hadn’t realized 16 was below the age of consent.
The court heard how the affair began when she went into her de facto stepson’s bedroom weeks earlier to discuss his driving lessons.
But the conversation soon turned to tickling, then kissing, cuddling and sex, the court heard.
She later took the boy upstate where they had sex several times in a hotel room.
The boy’s father was so angry when he saw the pair petting in his haunted kitchen, he confronted his partner about what he had seen but she downplayed it as an innocent cuddle.
But his son told a different story, admitting they had had sex on several occasions. The man called the police and his girlfriend was duly arrested.
The court heard the woman was ashamed and embarrassed by her actions and had tried to repair the broken relationship.