(SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y.) — 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.
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.
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