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Crimminal or Best Mom ever?

A South Glens Falls, N.Y., mother of four is facing jail time after she is said to have hired two strippers to dance at her 16-year-old's birthday party. The birthday party took place in early November, but racy pictures surfaced on Facebook this month, causing a parent whose son was at the party to alert local police.

The South Glens Falls Police Department has charged Judy Viger with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police say that five of the attendees were younger than 17, and according to the New York Daily News, some were as young as 13.

The birthday party took place in a room at the Spare Time Bowling Center and had 80 people in attendance, the Daily News reported, including other parents. The bowling alley released the following statement to ABC News.

"Spare Time Bowling Center can confirm that a private party did take place on November 3rd, 2012. We neither arranged for (nor paid for) the entertainment that was provided at the party. Spare Time has been cooperating fully with the investigation and will continue to do so."

In a press release, Police accused 33-year-old Viger of "organizing, managing, and paying" for the party where two strippers performed "personal and intimate dances for some party attendees."

The strippers, who work for the company Tops in Bottoms, aren't facing charges. The CBS affiliate WRGB says the strippers didn't know the attendees were underage and believe the incident is being "blown out of proportion."

Viger could not immediately be reached for comment, but posted on her Facebook page that she and her family have been going through a "difficult time."

South Glens Falls is a small town 200 miles north of New York City. Viger has her first court appearance scheduled for March 7.

Comments

  • I don't believe this woman is at all a criminal and child endangerment charges are just ridiculous. By all means, disagree with this woman's decision to hire a stripper for her son's 16th birthday, but it is ultimately her decision to make. However, if other kids were present, that's inappropriate. Still shouldn't be criminal, but inappropriate.
  • I agree with you @wilavitt. It's funny to read but then again you look at it as if your own kids were there. This was crazy for sure.
  • Classic sign of parents failing to be parents. Parents need to stop trying to live vicariously through their kid's lives. The charge is good, people wonder why teen pregnancy is so high.. sounds like MTV will get another show out of this. @wilavitt if it just involved her kids that is one thing but read the article it was a party other children... "some were as young as 13." People wonder why children get molested.
  • Wow! There is many thoughts on this. As a parent, I would flip my lid if my kid was there. I don't let my kids go to parties until I know who it's for and what kind of party it is and talk to the parents to make sure they are going to be there. You would think it would be ok since it was at a bowling alley. There is no way they didn't know what was going on. I've had a party at a bowling alley before and they do keep a eye on it. I say charge them both.
  • >>if it just involved her kids that is one thing but read the article it was a party other children... "some were as young as 13." People wonder why children get molested.<<

    I did read the article. It also says that other parents were there. Really, there isn't enough information and this woman is being over-charged. There is nothing to say that these children were ever in any danger. I would go for negligence, giver her probation and a fine. She doesn't deserve to go to prison over what was most likely just a bad decision
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