A 33-year-old Case Lake, Minnesota woman was sentenced to probation in a recent sexting case. Maria Kremper was sending out about 1,500 sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old boy last August. She knew this boy from a grocery store where they both worked.
She was sentenced to 15 months in prison but the sentencing was stayed because she will be serving three years of supervised probation. She will be serving in-home electronic monitoring for 60 days instead of going to jail. In addition, she will be attending a sex offender treatment program and must register as a predatory offender. According to her sentencing, she is allowed no contact with males under the age of 18.
Sexting has become a serious problem among teenagers who may face the same type of punishment for their crime. Teenagers may be put on a predatory offender list for a long time. However, an adult woman sexting to a 15-year-old boy is a different story. She should know better and her sentencing should have included jail time. Instead, she received a slap on the hand. Will she continue her predatory ways because of this light sentencing? When will judges seriously take sexting as a crime especially among adults.