Travis Pittser is, by his own accounts, a broken man. In the fall of 2013, he went to police and informed them that his wife, Ellen Pittser, had plied a two teenage boys with alcohol, then seduced them. Travis and Ellen had been married for 13 years, and the incident devastated him.
Ellen was 33 at the time. An affidavit stated that she let a 15-year-old boy touch her genitals, and showed that same boy and a 17-year-old teen her breasts. Both of those incidents occurred on August 30, 2013. The following day, she was accused of again engaging in sexual activity with both boys. But Ellen claimed that the woman who would offer booze and sex to teens was someone else, a person she became after a long battle with alcoholism and loss.
See, back in 2009, Ellen and Travis had been expecting twins. However, they lost both babies when they were born prematurely. Ellen claimed that the loss of her children led her to begin drinking. She described the night with the teenage boys as the single biggest mistake she’d ever made. She is sober now and preparing to get married. Travis and Ellen, perhaps obviously, got divorced after Travis’ shocking discovery.
Ellen pleaded guilty in August, and has since been sentenced to 90 days in jail. It’s a short sentence, and one that bitter Travis is torn up over. An outraged Travis argued that had Ellen been a man who lured his own children’s female friends over to for sex, the case would not have hit so many delays and the sentence would have been harsher. He made a pretty good point, saying, “I lost my twins, too, and I’m not out molesting children.” Ellen will, at the very least, have to register as a sex offender for life.