MOREAU, N.Y. – Judy Viger accepted a deal offered under certain conditions in Moreau Town Court on Thursday.
Viger was charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child after she allegedly hired strippers for her son's 16th birthday party in November 2012. Over 50 kids, some as young as 14, were at the party. Police were alerted after some pictures of the strippers with underage kids surfaced online.
Viger's lawyer says the 34-year-old hired the woman to do a bikini-gram meaning she would sing "Happy Birthday" to her son. He says what occured after that shocked his client and "contrary to published reports, she tried to stop it."
Under the agreement called an adjournment, which Viger's lawyer says is not an admission of guilt, the criminal charges against Viger will be dropped if she is arrest free for six months and completes 50 hours of community service through the Saratoga Community Work Order program. The community service must be completed by January 31, 2013.
If she completes the conditions of her release, the charges will be dropped by May 14, 2014.
"Dismissal is what we are after I would have preferred an outright
dismissal but the end result is the same," says her lawyer.