BBNEWS has learned that a 30-year-old Florida mother who is facing child neglect charges was offered a unique plea deal by a judge this past Friday.
So what is this unique deal?
Well, the judge ordered her to not have any more children for the next 13 years, which is the length of her probation, or face going to jail for 5 years.
Bay News 9 reports:
A judge sentenced Kimberly Lightsey, 30, to two years house arrest and 13 years of probation for child neglect – as long as she agrees not to have any more children.
Police said Lightsey left her four young children alone in a filthy hotel room to go party in October 2011. They said someone at the motel found one of the children strapped into a stroller that was flipped upside down in the hallway.
At the time, the children were between the ages of 1 and 11. One child has significant health problems, including epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
When she was arrested, Lightsey was serving four years of probation after pleading no contest to child abuse. She had been charged with hitting her 6-year-old son in the face with a belt in 2009.
As part of the plea deal, Lightsey also cannot have unsupervised contact with minors.
The judge said Lightsey could have more children in the future if she can fulfill conditions of her probation and successfully petitions the court to remove the “no unsupervised contact with minors” clause of her plea deal
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT JUDGE’S PLEA DEAL? IS IT FAIR?