Oregon Woman Sentenced 32 Months for Being a Terrible Mother
Every parent has bad days: days you hope your child doesn't remember, days you hope no one was watching. If enough of those days happen close together, the state may intervene. Kalin Swartz found herself in that situation and after an investigation was charged with abuse and neglect. Swartz was only allowed to visit her son during supervised visits. I think that's any parent's nightmare. But, on one of those supervised visits Swartz snuck her two-year-old son some cocaine.
Luckily, he had no lasting health effects. But that was it. The courts revoked her parole and a warrant was placed for her arrest.
After a 3-month manhunt she was arrested in TEXAS and this week was sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison. We wish her luck and hope her little boy is doing OK.
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