Judge sentences woman found slumped in car after overdose

2016-09-15 22:52
(AP)

(AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

East Liverpool — A woman photographed with her boyfriend slumped in a vehicle after overdosing on heroin as her four-year-old grandson sat in the backseat has pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge in southeast Ohio.

A judge in East Liverpool on Thursday sentenced 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek to 180 days in jail. The boyfriend received 360 days in jail last week after pleading no contest to child endangering and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Photos taken by East Liverpool police of Pasek and 47-year-old James Acord went viral last week after being posted on Facebook.

A Juvenile Court judge has granted custody of the boy to relatives in South Carolina.

Pasek's attorney says her client is embarrassed by the international attention the photos have received and wanted the case over with.

Read more on:    us  |  narcotics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.