She was sentenced to two life sentences for allowing a man she met online, Kenneth Kyle, a college professor, to rape her 5 month old daughter several times in her Ballwin, Missouri home in 2009 . He would drive from San Francisco to have sex with Tessa which included burning, choking and urinating on her. The two would then produce child porn as he raped her 5 month old daughter.
She was charged with first-degree statutory rape and sodomy, as well as
Her lawyers argued she should only get probation because she suffers from a mental disorder that cause her to fall under the spell of any alpha dog and do whatever they ask of her. The trouble with that defense was that of all the things she did for him, when he wanted to become involved in bestiality she refused which clearly showed she could excise free will.
St Louis today reported a woman obtained an order of protection in 2008 against Tessa Vanvlerah, 18-years-old at the time, accusing her of seducing and having sex with the woman's 16-year-old autistic son. The autistic boy is thought to be the father of the infant girl in the case.
The case broke when authorities were alerted to Kenneth Kyle's Internet child porn activity. As they investigated his online activity it led them to Tessa. They were able to discern what they'd done to the baby from emails, text messages, and Instant Messaging apps.